Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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An unexpected Monday

An unexpected Monday

It's the text you hope you won't get. Hey, Mom. I'm at the ER now. We'd dropped him off for college just six days ago. He'd been kayaking on Lake Champlain and camping in the outback with ten other college freshman. No media. All new people. We had talked the day before when he had returned...

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Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Leave it to Dr. Seuss. He has delivered many important messages for much of my life. Last week, with his help, I discovered what mindfulness truly is. For all of you who have children, you know that one day they will, if all goes well, graduate from high school and move on with their life....

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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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a state of mind

a state of mind

Last week I wrote about the three environments that we live within. I've been experimenting and thinking about these for many years since I realized in 2002 the person I was becoming was not what I had imagined. It was the heart of February, still cold with little sun when I saw a look on his...

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Care for self or selfish

Care for self or selfish

I recently wrote an article about self-compassion. When I started, I wondered how much is there going to be to write about? It's taking care of yourself.  But when I dug into the research much more was revealed. But let's first take a look at how and why it is that we can be kind, considerate,...

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Can you do 30?

Can you do 30?

Happy New Year. The time of new year's resolutions. Did you make some? It seems people either totally embrace or totally reject them. Or make the same ones over and over again. What did you do? A year is a really long time to commit to a new habit, and unfortunately only a small percentage of...

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liminal space

liminal space

The one thing we can count on in life is change. Most of you know this. Most of you know that sometimes we pick the winner and sometimes our team does not win. You know that life is not going to go as expected. The "plan" as you had hoped, often takes an unexpected turn, in life, love, elections...

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child stories

child stories

We're at that space in the time of year where the holiday plans are evolving. Who will go where...the hints of thinking about gifts and the potential...what I call the holiday avalanche. When I think of the holidays there are mixed memories. Memories of blissful, present-focused years as a...

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The golden repair

The golden repair

Change...of seasons, of life, of anything can bring up all kinds of thoughts, emotions and experiences. I actually like change, or so I say. Until something unexpected happens and I want things to stay the same. One of my earliest lessons related to change was watching The Brady Bunch. I've...

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