Category: Wholebeing

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Sitting with Trust

Sitting with Trust

In the journey of yoga when you first experience a pose it's all about the physical shape and quickly your body tells you how it is working. You feel it. As you revisit a pose over time much more is revealed. Chair pose is like that. It begins with your feet together, knees together and hands on...

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hammers and happiness

hammers and happiness

"If I had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul and Mary was the first song that I can remember hearing as a young child. My parents played the song over and over again. I loved it. It was simple and soulful. As that song played, I was learning to be a thinker, to "figure things out." Quickly I understood my...

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Making dreams real

Making dreams real

On my recent trip to Costa Rica we were driving to the treehouse community where we were to stay for the next three nights. I was happily telling my teenage son about Matt and Amy. Quickly I realized I had fallen into the quicksand of teenage cynicism in my attempt to engage him in conversation....

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Is gravity a friend or foe

Is gravity a friend or foe

Last week I was deeply immersed in understanding the role of gravity and movement in keeping our bodies strong and healthy. I was deep into an extraordinary book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos who was the former Director of NASA's Life Sciences Division. After reading about her...

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Minding the dandelion clocks

Minding the dandelion clocks

I was looking for images for the post last week about mindfulness and a beautiful dandelion photo popped up. It was the puffball kind of dandelion and it piqued my curiosity. It's no secret that over the past few years nature and plants, in particular, have caught my attention. I've looked closer...

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lessons from being lonely

lessons from being lonely

I thought I was the only one. But a quick search for loneliness found two articles, just published today. These cite the health issues that increase when people feel isolated and alone.  One statistic cited "The health risks of feeling lonely, as well as actual social isolation, surpass...

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getting messy

getting messy

Over the last few months, my creative energy got some traction and my hands started making things. As the initial breeze of ideas began blowing I did not anticipate the tornado of yarn, fabric, paper, playing cards, tiny bells, and dog biscuits that followed. My living and dining room are more...

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A drop of gratitude

A drop of gratitude

When I began this week's musings about boat pose and water the quote "the sea is so great, and my boat is so small" came to mind. These words graced the desk of President John F. Kennedy. They are fragments of an Old Breton prayer inscribed on a wood block given to Kennedy by Admiral Hyman...

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What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

In 2014, I listened to a webinar from the American Association of Health Promotion, called The Purpose and Health Issue with some really interesting people talking about life, health and your life purpose. I recently revisited the presentation and the TEDx Talk by one of the participants, Sarah...

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which glasses are you wearing?

which glasses are you wearing?

I have a February related confession. Not so many years ago I really, really disliked hearts. Perhaps it was bad Valentine's Day party memories from my childhood. Maybe I just thought hearts seemed cheesy. I just did not like them. At one point I was looking for a couples counselor and I had the...

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