Posts in the Category: Life

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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