Glorifying Busy Will Destroy Us

Glorifying Busy Will Destroy Us

We are in the mist of the 2023 holiday season, and my the question to you is “How are you doing?” Are you taking time for reflection, stillness, and conscious breaths? Or, are you allowing the busyness of the season to take control? Definition of control: to exercise...
Presence for the Holidays

Presence for the Holidays

This insight was written one week from Thanksgiving. Linear time seems to be escaping me more often than not. Which is perfect because wherever I go, there I am. Haven’t we heard this statement many times in different ways? The present moment contains past and...
Our Connection Within and Without

Our Connection Within and Without

  “Connection is how we bring that which is within into the world.” ~Frederick Alexander Ross   We successfully completed our 2nd Annual Qigong Retreat for Women, and have already set dates for 2024! When we planned this year’s event, we didn’t...
Where is Your Head & Feet?

Where is Your Head & Feet?

I have been asking students, “How often is your head and your feet in the same place?” Meaning how often are you being present. Or, is your body in one place, and your head in the clouds with thoughts of the future or the past? I was recently teaching a class, and one...
Tension and Relaxation

Tension and Relaxation

  “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~Chinese Proverb   Does the word “should” bring tension to your body? I know it does mine, along with those thinking-thoughts. And, at times, I can go down a serious rabbit-hole. I...
Qigong Retreat for Women

Qigong Retreat for Women

Our 2nd Annual Qigong Retreat in Sundance, Utah Thursday late-afternoon through Sunday morning This year’s theme, Discovering The Wisdom Within We will reside in a beautiful log cabin on the stream in Sundance. We will enjoy Mother Nature, make connections...
Benefits of Movement and Stillness

Benefits of Movement and Stillness

The body benefits from movement, the mind benefits from stillness, we need both.   Physical Benefits The body benefits from movement.  For me, finding that balance between movement and stillness is key to my creative inspiration, and flowing with my life—whether...
Learning Tai Chi from Sifu Toni

Learning Tai Chi from Sifu Toni

Tai Chi & Qigong have been a major part of my rehabilitation and every day life—following a major life changing event on December 19, 2019. I was in a car accident that occurred in an intersection on black ice, in Wisconsin.  First and foremost, I am blessed to be...
Does Intention Create In-Tension?

Does Intention Create In-Tension?

Let’s begin with dictionary definitions of both: Intention : implies a little more than what one has in mind to do or bring about : a determination to act in a certain way—RESOLVE Tension : a feeling of nervousness that makes you unable to relax : a difficult...