Category: Wholebeing

Musings on wholebeing@work
The anchor and the explorer

The anchor and the explorer

So I can't even remember which one of my many teachers shared this tidbit of Iyengar philosophy with me over the years but I shared it with a student recently and it had a big impact so I wanted to share it with you. Iyengar would talk about every pose having two aspects, the anchor and the...

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Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring has started to make its long awaited debut here in the Philadelphia area and there is a palpable and lively energy in the air. People are out and about jogging, meandering in parks, planting beautiful flowers, and basking in the sunlight. There's a lot of excitement this time of year as we...

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feel like hibernating?

feel like hibernating?

I've been thinking about hibernation a lot lately. These cold snowy days just make me want to curl up in a cozy place like this wonderful felt pod and sleep...until April. Hush pod by Freyja Sewell We are mammals, right? I feel very bearish lately and I think what's getting in my way is...

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less truly is more

less truly is more

Happy New Year! I hope you are well and had a lovely holiday. It was a different holiday season for us this year. I noticed feeling anxious and lacking as Christmas got closer. We had fewer presents and not very many activities planned. I kept feeling the urge to go get one more present to make...

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Real yoga

Real yoga

On Saturday we had a Yin yoga and acupuncture workshop. If you’ve never done yin yoga it focuses on the opposite of what most of our busy lives are about. Yin is the opposite of yang. Slow, still, calm and quiet. It’s about connecting to your breath, yourself and getting grounded to the...

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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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sharing the ritual of a good meal together

sharing the ritual of a good meal together

Growing up, we knew that dinner was always served at 6pm. This was a non-negotiable family time event. Daddy came home, took his seat at the head of the table, Mom served up a home-cooked meal, and we all participated in saying grace before launching into conversation and fueling ourselves. Every...

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be your best caretaker

be your best caretaker

As most of us get to a certain point in our lives, we find ourselves in the role of being a caretaker to others. This can become overwhelming and very time-consuming. We place expectations on ourselves to be the very best we can for those who need us. What we often fail to do, however, is to...

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yoga in service to me

yoga in service to me

Okay, I’m coming clean. I did not go to a single yoga class all summer. Yep, you got it right, not one. Not even in Cape Cod, where one of my favorite teachers resides during the summer. Now for the other half of my confession. I did yoga almost everyday. There were a few days of rest tucked in...

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yoga at the desk, on the train, in the car, and everywhere else!

yoga at the desk, on the train, in the car, and everywhere else!

September is National Yoga Month and we’re excited to bring you weekly emails that feature all things yoga! What if you can’t make it to a class? What if you don’t think yoga is for you? This week and next, read on for great ideas for how to do Yoga all day, every day! In a perfect world, we...

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