A Weekly Column on Being Human by Wellness Specialist Elizabeth Clayton
Several lifetimes ago I moved to Washington, DC and married a man who made it a habit to regularly visit the Air & Space Museum.
When you’re down on the floor do you have to crawl over to the coffee table to hoist yourself up?
In the middle of the day in a town square in Sabadell, Catalonia, a single cellist wearing a full tuxedo with tails begins playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
We all want to feel alive and feel the vitality of life coursing through us but lately my hands have made me aware of the very opposite, aware of vitality slipping away.
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone;
It has to be made, like bread;
Remade all the time, made new.”
- Ursula K Le Guin
Wouldn't that change everything?
Can you see how your life is like a string of pearls you have strung together one-by-one with each action you have taken?
I’ve never understood how we (I’m acting like I’m not the only one) don’t always know what we’re thinking.
Sometimes when I go about trying to be present, I wonder if I might be corrupting -- just a wee bit -- the actual living of my life with all that deliberate, effortful awareness.
You will never meet a person more passionate about ergonomics than Greg Bowden, Northern Light’s Occupational Health ergonomics guru. He doesn’t understand why we all don’t feel that way.
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