Category: Wellbeing

Musings on wholebeing@work
WALL-E, space and housekeeping

WALL-E, space and housekeeping

Did you see the Pixar movie WALL-E? It's a story about the earth being contaminated with garbage in 2805. A mega-corporation BUY-N-LARGE has evacuated everyone to live on a huge starliner spaceship, The Axiom. It is space so there is no gravity and The Axiom's passengers have a very automated...

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The golden repair

The golden repair

Change...of seasons, of life, of anything can bring up all kinds of thoughts, emotions and experiences. I actually like change, or so I say. Until something unexpected happens and I want things to stay the same. One of my earliest lessons related to change was watching The Brady Bunch. I've...

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Find your sit bones

Find your sit bones

I’m a sloucher. I criticize myself about my posture, but find that when I sit for more than thirty minutes that I can’t keep my head above my spinal chord. It takes a conscious effort to maintain good posture, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. How is bad posture affecting your...

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No protection

No protection

When my son was little he once complained that he had a whole slew of bad days. He predicted that the next few days ahead of him looked even worse. I said “Nope, it can’t be. No one gets to hog all of the bad days—or the good ones.” It’s true. The way nature works is that no season,...

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A four letter word

A four letter word

So I had the awesome experience to visit Costa Rica recently. The country is beautiful and heaven for someone like me who loves hot humid weather. I was in the more remote part of the country, the Osa Peninsula, and was at a yoga retreat center called Blue Osa. I’ll write about the food and...

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Cool breeze in the spring

Cool breeze in the spring

Have you ever noticed how a cool breeze in spring feels? When you are out and about doing what it is you're doing in your spring day or if it might be just sitting on the porch or in the park. For me when spring comes I tend to be more active. I love the free days of spring because that's when I...

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from the ground up

from the ground up

This weekend I started my garden. I organized seeds in seed starting soil. Now I'm going to sit and watch them grow. Along the way I will nurture them, water them and make sure they get enough sunlight. I will keep them warm. Then, when they, and the weather, are ready, I will transplant them to...

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Forward fold

Forward fold

So I realized this week that having the expectation that winter was almost over was, perhaps, unrealistic. It always seems I’m leaning into the future. It seems the weather is telling me there are at least a few more weeks of hibernation. Perhaps I need to lean back and abide in this time of rest...

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Duchamp and twists

Duchamp and twists

So if you live in Philadelphia and have been to the Museum of Art you might recognize this painting by Marcel Duchamp. It’s the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. Once I heard a seated twist described as your spine opening up like a spiral staircase. This Duchamp painting popped into my head....

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It’s a dance

It’s a dance

At its core, yoga is about the breath. Sinking into this life force and being with the cycle of the breath, the receiving and the letting go. In a nutshell that is what life is about receiving and letting go. Reaching and resting. In yoga we practice the ujjayi breath. You breathe in and out...

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