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a thankful camel

a thankful camel

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A-Thankful-Camel.m4a"][/audio] So first, yes, this pose is considered a backbend. How does that sound? It may sound scary, but don't worry I promise to keep you safe. Feeling scared is AWESOME. It is a gift to start right where you are, with full, loving...

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A twisted chair

A twisted chair

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Twisted-Chair.m4a"][/audio] As stories go, Alice in Wonderland has many twists. A disappearing cat, a fish-footman and croquet with flamingos. I have always been fascinated with Alice and the oddities...

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a curious journey

a curious journey

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Curious-Journey.m4a"][/audio] I won't be coy about it or polite. Warrior I and I have had a difficult relationship. I prefer this first-born Warrior's siblings, Warrior II and III and perhaps it is my...

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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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The third warrior

The third warrior

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/the-Third-Warrior.m4a"][/audio] I love stories, images and metaphors. When I don't understand something, I love to make an analogy and then see how it might be the same or different. It helps me find a path...

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A mirror or an invitation?

A mirror or an invitation?

I am amazed at how complicated I often make life, and how long it has taken me to understand the simplest things. The breath. In and out. An anchor to right here, right now. In and out. Receiving and surrendering. A tool that is always with me. It is as if it is too good to be true and I lack the...

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Warrior II: mind and body strength

Warrior II: mind and body strength

I was trained as a doer: an architect, exhibit designer and project manager. As part of a team, and often I was the manager of that team, I was hired and paid to manage a group of people to envision and design an experience, exhibit or building. We would design something that would be built of...

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Walk like DaVinci

Walk like DaVinci

The story is told that when Leonardo DaVinci walked down the street he had such beautiful poise and grace that people stopped to watch him. I think, perhaps, I might miss him if he walked past me. I just might be looking down at my phone. Probably on my way to an iHunch. (It comes free with your...

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An invitation to Costa Rica

An invitation to Costa Rica

Hello Friends, I hope you are well and life is feeling good for this chapter of your life. So often the chapters of life seem to blur together with a busy schedule at work and at home. Yet, on occasion, there is an unexpected chapter that shifts the story, and life, in unimaginable...

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routine vs. possibility?

routine vs. possibility?

As the mornings get cooler here in Philadelphia we know the season is truly shifting. The energy and chaos of September has begun to settle. My mother has a wonderful mantra for this time of year. "September's chaos become October's routine." I can feel deep in my bones the resignation that...

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