Well Being Right Now

Pithy little posts to inspire people to sit down right now!

3 Day Average for Basic Self Care

Discover the 3 pillars of well-being, right now and use the 3 Day Average system to find balance. Increasing your physical well-being by balancing your needs will improve your overall health.

Stretch Your Upper Body at Work

Spending extended periods of time at a desk and/or on a computer closes off our heart and adversely effects our attitude and physical well-being. Follow along this quick stretching exercise for positive outcomes.

Breathing Exercise to do at Your Desk

Wake up your brain and fight off the fatigue at work with this quick, guided breathing exercise. It only takes 3 minutes to find your breathe, release tension and change your energy levels.

A Career Guide for Your Soul

A Career Guide for Your Soul

If you’re looking for a career guide for your soul, add Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life to your summer reading list.  Cope, the author of Yoga and the Quest for True Self, has distinguished himself once again with his skill of applying Eastern philosophy to the problems of…

Well-being, right now

Well-being, right now

Just for now – want nothing Don’t wish to be someplace else Be where you are Don’t wish for more energy, or less Watch your breath rise and fall and watch your energy settle to where it needs to be Stop planning and remembering let thought disperse Like autumn leaves…

See what you see – The benefits of direct experience

See what you see – The benefits of direct experience

Last night at dusk I found myself in search of the elusive woodcock.  Encouraged by friends who are avid birdwatchers, my family left the the parking lot of our local Audubon Center and set out about a half-mile into the slushy April woods of our Southeastern Massachusetts home.  There were about…

What’s the Difference Between Ease and Easy?

What’s the Difference Between Ease and Easy?

What comes to mind when you hear the word easy?  maybe a single-digit math problem, or a six-piece puzzle?  Perhaps a recipe with four ingredients. When it comes to the word ease, however, it’s not so simple to pull up a visual.  Ease is more of a feeling, more of…

Make Napping the New Black

The other day I mentioned that I felt guilty after taking a nap.  Luckily I have some kind friends who answered with loving responses, encouraging me to rest.  If only our culture would do the same.  If only we were allowed, like bears, to turn off our metabolism, tuck in…

Gentle Fall Transition:  Day nine – Let things be unfinished

Gentle Fall Transition: Day nine – Let things be unfinished

Let things be unfinished.  Stop folding the laundry and go to bed.  Leave the dishes and take a walk with a friend. One of the central tenets of the Japanese art of Wabi Sabi is that nothing is ever finished.    Think about this idea for a second or two….Isn’t…

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Eight – Change your mind

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Eight – Change your mind

You have the right to change your mind. Summer is about to end.  Schedules are filling up.  Did you over-commit yourself?  Did you sign up for a class you don’t like?  Join a committee that is cutting into family time?  Say yes to a second date you aren’t sure about?…

How much to pack into the stream of life?

How much to pack into the stream of life?

Dan Siegal talks about the “river of wellness.”  On one bank we have rigidity.  This is behavior that is inflexible, guarded, unforgiving.  On the other bank we have It’s hard to swim in the middle of the river if we try to pack too much into the stream of life….