Be the Lit Match

Be the Lit Match

This is the second article from the Master Qigong Class. As you read this, you’ll notice there are links to articles I have previously written if you desire more insights. Also, the first article is Expanding Your View.   In order to light an unlit match, a lit...
Expanding Our View

Expanding Our View

Earlier this month, 30 of us experienced an in-person Qigong Master Class with my teacher, Sifu Gardner. He laid the foundation in many ways for us to expand our meaning of qigong. He reminded us in different ways that qigong is more than a moving meditation,...
Changing Our Lens of Perception

Changing Our Lens of Perception

Every conversation we have, every book we remember, every story we share is from our personal lens of experience. It is simply our truth. Our truth is compiled from what we have gathered from observing life, and knowing what resonates within our heart and what does...
Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

Spring Begins the Ascending Yang Energy

As we have one foot still in winter, we enter into the transitional season of spring.  Our hopes are high, as we see the daffodils rising up through the earth, along with crocuses and tulips. The flowers can feel the change in the air, and so can we. Except if you...
The Cloud and the Dune

The Cloud and the Dune

  Paulo Coelho has been my one of my favorite authors since, The Alchemist. He wrote this and posted it on FaceBook, and I wanted to share it with you all. Its essence is tai chi, but then again I believe life is tai chi. __________   A young cloud was born...
What Would Love Do?

What Would Love Do?

I have been looking at my reflection being mirrored to me through my 16-yr-old daughter. I am doing my best to hold the middle ground, not take things personally, but it’s a challenge—as any parent will tell you. I know all this is an opportunity for growth, for the...
Leaning into Uncomfortable Truths

Leaning into Uncomfortable Truths

I believe we can all agree that 2020 has been a challenging year and it’s only July. We have the virus COVID-19 spiking up in most states and more people being killed and treated unjustly #BLM. I have been doing my best to lean into uncomfortable truths about myself...
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...
Live Life with the 70% Rule

Live Life with the 70% Rule

In the practice of Qigong / T’ai Chi, I remind students to use the 70% rule. Seventy-percent extension when extending their arms, 70% when stretching, when moving their legs into bow-stance [70% front leg, 30% back leg], a 70% effort. My Sifu explains that T’ai Chi is...
The Formless Affects the Form

The Formless Affects the Form

Last Saturday, I attended an all-day Qigong workshop with Lee Holden. I really enjoyed myself, there were about 40+ people there and we were at different levels in our practice. I learned some new things and the workshop also confirmed what I am already doing. Once...