Category: Wholebeing

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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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Giving yourself an A

Giving yourself an A

I'm not sure how I came upon this book, The Art of Possibility, but like most of the books that are stacked at my bedside, they usually find me at the perfect time. Written by Rosamund Stone Zander, a name you probably don't recognize, and her husband Benjamin Zander it's a best seller and quite a...

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August ease

August ease

The July page of the calendar gets torn off this week...August, ah. Perhaps my favorite month of the year. Why, because for many years it meant a trip to a sacred place where our family rested, restored, recovered and prepared for the rest of the year. For many people and families, going to a...

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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...

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The best possible event

The best possible event

Happy New Year! I like to think of the New Year as a new blank sheet of paper or a fresh beautiful blanket of snow...a clean slate ready for a new start. Others may see a blank sheet of paper as something scary and new snow as missed school days, annoying traffic and parking problems and a...

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Leafing behind

Leafing behind

As fall finishes and winter takes over, the last leaves are falling from the trees. Even after all the raking, they seem to leave tidbits of themselves everywhere. Leaves always “leaf” something behind. So do we. In many different ways. Every action, and interaction, every word, every breath...

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