Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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...

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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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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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