Category: Wholebeing

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An open mountain pass

An open mountain pass

Geography did not hold much interest for me as a student when I was growing up. Naming places and knowing locations seemed tedious and of little value to me at the time. I was more fascinated by big picture and patterns. Yet, the truest wisdom of patterns, and how they overlay, merge and scale is...

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Three unexpected discoveries about rejoining the gym

Three unexpected discoveries about rejoining the gym

I know it’s a little silly. I made a big deal about quitting the gym and then here I am REJOINING. One of the things that life has taught me is that each year, season and cycle is different. My six months working out at home with my Les Mills videos was perfect for the winter we had. I stayed...

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Breathe like a SEAL

Breathe like a SEAL

What comes to mind when I say yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathing? Did you think of calm, ease, grace? Are these soft practices for women or men? Are they practices of warriors? And leaders? Often as our Prasada team works in the corporate environment we bump into the “fear of woo-woo”...

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A space at home

A space at home

Last week I wrote about my decisions to quit the gym in lieu of a home practice guided by my online teachers. For me that strategy better supports my commitment of a daily habit of movement. This decision coincided with an opportunity to continue working toward a more minimalist lifestyle, which...

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My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

At this time of celebrating a new year, it feels like passing the GO in the board game LIFE. There is a feeling of new possibilities. In the game, players receive $200. In life, we have another chance for a better run around the board this year. As is my ritual, in December I took out my goals from...

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Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Yes, I quit the gym just last month. It was a big deal. I’ve belonged to a gym for most of my adult life. So why quit the gym now? In January, the season of new resolutions. In 2017 several things shifted. The gym was a 15-minute drive away. That was 30-minutes I wanted to use in another way....

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The magic of peace

The magic of peace

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/The-magic-of-peace.m4a"][/audio] As I spend more and more time writing, I am collecting a group of authors who are my word heroes. They have a way of taking the words available to all of us and arranging them in a shimmering dance of light that feels like...

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Simple is smart

Simple is smart

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Simple-Is-Smart.m4a"][/audio] The dream was always the same. There was a plane or a boat or a train that I was trying to catch. I was running late. I would be trying to race up an escalator or set of stairs in a busy, crowded public place. I had bags....

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dreaming and easy pose

dreaming and easy pose

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Dreaming-and-easy-pose.m4a"][/audio]   Today I'm unexpectedly sitting in my new living room. I had intended to move and was imagining it would be January or February. Then it all just happened, with ease. This has not been the usual way of things...

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The Science of Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

My teacher and well-known positive psychology expert  Ben Tal-Shahar says " When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates." It is a play on words. And a good one. I recently spend a few days writing an article about gratitude and looking at the research, studies and neuroscience. I could...

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