Category: Stress

Musings on wholebeing@work
Lovely L’s and the human performance curve

Lovely L’s and the human performance curve

Recently a friend shared about relocating with her growing young family for the third time in six years. Each time the move had prompted her to make new friends, find new places to teach yoga and set up a new house. While it was not always easy, she had developed the ability to “get comfortable...

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The nesting breath

The nesting breath

Do you remember the delight the first time you played with set of Russian nesting dolls? The fascination and wonder of opening each one, seeing the next smaller one inside and then cooing when you finally hatched the tiniest one. And then putting them all back together and taking them apart again,...

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body scan

body scan

In the heat of summer it's hard to get motivated to move some days. You may just want to lie down. That's a great choice and a perfect time to practice the body scan. It's not a medical procedure but a mindfulness practice and can even be part of your yoga practice during savasana. During the...

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Breathe In… Escape

Breathe In… Escape

Guest blog from our intern Logan Hill The hot water had run out, the disposal had clogged, the dog had tracked mud through the kitchen and the cat had shed all over the sofa before I had wanted to escape from the house. Usually it takes much less than this to set my nerves on edge, but I had...

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unfolding with ease

unfolding with ease

I first learned about letting life unfold with ease at a retreat at Kripau with Sylvia Boorstein, a wonderful meditation teacher. The phrase was part of a metta meditation practice. The practice is a wonderful daily meditation where you say four statements and wishes for yourself, the final one...

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Strategic clear space

Strategic clear space

There is a productivity specialist named David Allen who I have followed for awhile. He's written several books about getting things done. I saw him lecture about 8 years ago and one thing he said really stuck with me and came up today in my yoga practice. He talked about strategic clear space....

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three steps to survive the holidaze

three steps to survive the holidaze

Thanksgiving is over, the cornucopias are snuggled back in storage until next year. Meanwhile, Hanukkah is still in full swing, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are on the horizon. Office parties, lunches, and gatherings abound. You can’t walk anywhere without hearing some sort of holiday tune. Shoppers...

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a different take on Thanksgiving dinner

a different take on Thanksgiving dinner

For years I planned, organized, cooked, and hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings, and decorations just like you see in the movies or on T.V. At least that was my goal. In order to orchestrate this event, I would take two days off before Thanksgiving and spend all of...

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The Power of the Pause Button

The Power of the Pause Button

Can you believe that it’s already August? The sweet days of summer are moving right along and I want to know if you’ve taken advantage of the tradition of “summer break” which I’d like to rename “summer pause” so we can reclaim and reinvent the school-days tradition. Have you had your...

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From Chair to Mat – Yoga in the Workplace

From Chair to Mat – Yoga in the Workplace

In honor of National Employee Wellness Month,we wanted to share with you the successful journey of one of our weekly yoga classes. Amy Kovatis, our talented instructor in Roseland, NJ, has enjoyed guiding a group of yoga participants from the chair to the mat. The dedication this particular group...

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