Posts in the Category: Life

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 2 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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Pushing Back Perfectionism

By Posted in - Life on February 1st, 2017 10 Comments Perfectionism: The Attentive Body blog by Elaine Konopka

I’m a notebook freak. I buy them whenever I come across them. Spiral-bound or stapled; hardcover or soft; all sizes, shapes, and colors; extra points if the cover makes me laugh. I prefer them with …

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