Posts in the Category: Life

The Good Question

By Posted in - Life on March 4th, 2018 4 Comments The Good Question

What’s your earliest memory of doing good? Not being good, as in behaving well. Not doing something well, as in succeeding. But doing good in the sense of walking through life and giving your best …

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When the Answer Is No

By Posted in - Life on February 3rd, 2018 0 Comments The Attentive Body/Elaine Konopka

I’ve already written about disappointment, but damned if it doesn’t keep rearing its pointy head. Clients, friends, yours truly – it seems no one is spared life’s letdowns these days. And why should we be? …

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An Invitation to Wonder

By Posted in - Life on January 7th, 2018 0 Comments An Invitation to Wonder: the Attentive Body blog by Elaine Konopka

Last December I led a writing workshop, Invent/ory, which encouraged participants to take stock of the year behind them, think about the year ahead, and dig a little further into the past to find experiences …

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The Doppler Epiphany

By Posted in - Life on December 2nd, 2017 4 Comments veins and arteries of the human body

I work with the human body, but I must admit I’m not as well-versed in anatomy as I would like to be. I listen with my hands and can feel some amazing things – when …

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The Case for Darkness

By Posted in - Life on November 4th, 2017 2 Comments Elaine Konopka/The Attentive Body

The clocks have been turned back, the nights are getting longer, and I’m here to make the case for darkness. It’s futile to resist. It’s always there – the necessary counterpart to light — woven …

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Unpacking Mom

By Posted in - Life on May 1st, 2017 8 Comments Unpacking Mom: The Attentive Body blog by Elaine Konopka

My mother worked in a bra factory. For much of her adult life, she was a pattern marker for Maidenform, the women’s underwear manufacturer, which was (and I believe still is) headquartered in our hometown in …

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