Splitting Apart to Come Together

Splitting Apart to Come Together

I drew a card from my TAO Oracle deck, I am sharing it with you because we are all one and in this together. The question, I had formulated in my mind before I chose a card was “What is it I need to know?”  Below is my interpretation along with some from the card...
Alignment and then…

Alignment and then…

I have been pondering this concept of alignment the past few months. Sharing it with students in class, reminding them to find their center alignment first within their body before they move into the next posture. When we find our alignment physically it makes it...
Aligning to My Center

Aligning to My Center

In my personal practice and with students, we have been pondering the question, “How does it feel to align to my center?” Physical Alignment When we begin standing practice in Tai Chi and Qigong we connect to the earth through our feet and stand shoulder width (wu chi...
The ABC’s of Tai Chi

The ABC’s of Tai Chi

Lately, I have been contemplating the ABC’s of Tai Chi and connecting them as the ABC’s of everyday life. Which make sense, right? I believe and have been taught that one lives Tai Chi, the same as when you hear yogis say, “take your practice off the mat.” It’s the...
Slow Down and Feel — not Force

Slow Down and Feel — not Force

I am so happy to report that I made it through 12-weeks of chemotherapy without being nauseous, having any pain and I continued to teach 2x a week at Huntsman. I did have [and still do] a little chemo-fatigue, and some slight neuropathy in my toes. My chemo journey...
Knowing and Experiencing

Knowing and Experiencing

I have come to the realization that … knowing and experiencing are TWO very DIFFERENT things. I wasn’t going to write anymore about my C-Adventure on this website, but you know what … that is where I am right now. And, that’s okay. It is what it is. [a friend of mine...
Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

I am still in the unfolding process with my mind/body/spirit of these last couple months. Oh, how I have missed writing and sharing with you. I waited because I needed more information and time to embrace my personal life-changing “chi moment” [which of...
My Acronym for BE …

My Acronym for BE …

I have to share something about me you may or may not know. It is … that I LOVE making acronyms out of words that mean something to me. Above my wrist, I have a tattoo that has the word, REAL on it, made out of different symbols. The word real means to me: Realizing...
The Face of Acceptance

The Face of Acceptance

Recently in my T’ai Chi classes with Master Sifu Gardner, he has been sharing with us this concept of becoming The Face of Acceptance. How we need to be more like a polished mirror. A mirror only reflects what is presented in front of it, without judgment — the mirror...
Embracing Life as it is Now…

Embracing Life as it is Now…

Learning to embrace life as it is now—does this sound hard? Is that happening in your life, or are you wishing that somehow it was different? Maybe a better job, closer relationships, more flexibility with your time, real conversations, global peace, less critical of...