Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
Stitching a parachute

Stitching a parachute

Last week in a mindfulness class that Jack Curley and I are teaching one of the participants shared a beautiful metaphor. We were discussing what had been working with their mindfulness practices and what was still a struggle. The first thing we teach is 3 breaths, an in-the-moment strategy for...

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The Big Four: Mindfulness’ biggest perks

The Big Four: Mindfulness’ biggest perks

Mindfulness is getting a lot of buzz in the last year, and sometimes it is hard to tell what is media hype and what is real. There are many people, myself included, who could sit with you for hours and cite the benefits of having mindfulness practices in their life. I will also tell you, they...

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Touch and presence

Touch and presence

I write to you from a place aside a roaring river high up in one of the cloud forests of Costa Rica as my own wholebeing journey here continues. As usual this country has provided the unexpected on so many levels and reminded me of the true power of nature to rule. This is why I gather my...

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Is sitting good or bad?

Is sitting good or bad?

Happy Almost March! I've been musing about the mixed messages around sitting. One day the headlines scream, "Sitting is the new smoking!" and "Sitting is Killing You" or an article pops up about "The Sitting Disease". Here sitting means the time at your desk or on the couch. The next day the...

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Happy birds

Happy birds

So yes, we are still flying over the ocean of joy in Philadelphia. I am not a big football fan but I too am enjoying the jubilant feeling of the Eagles Super Bowl victory. It seemed impossible. For many years it was. Then it happened. It feels so good. It seems joy is in the air lately. I wrote...

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

He was a man in his early 60’s who earnestly asked the question. “What is yoga?” I was doing a presentation for a large accounting firm in Philadelphia. At first, I was not sure if he was serious. Then I felt so happy that he asked. After the presentation, we talked and in fact, he did...

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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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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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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 ways. (I...

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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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