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The funk gets to us all, but you can break it

I have to admit, the last couple of months all the negativity in the air due to the election had me in a funk.  I was avoiding all media as best I could and was having a hard time getting motivated to try to motivate anyone else.

My funk is just about over now.  I have started breathing again and focusing on my Qigong, Tai Chi and my own programs with renewed vigor. Read more…

Change is constant, when you accept it you grow

At age 40 I began my adventure with martial arts.  A later start than most and one I wish in retrospect had started earlier.  If you believe in the universe gives you what you need, than you would say “it just wasn’t time”.  

When the time came, I was ready. Read more…

The tilt and lean concern for standing, walking and balance

How many of you have see older folks, and not just older seniors but aging boomers as well, who have a forward lean in their stance.

For that matter, how many of you have seen folks who have a backward lean to their stance.

On the topic of leans, there is also associated pushing forward of the hips to offset the upper body leaning. Read more…

The Jitterbug Smart, My view on this senior oriented phone

The Jitterbug Smart from Great Call…  could this be just the phone for your or a senior you know?

OK, technology is a not my normal subject matter to  post about, however since I work with a lot of seniors I felt it was worth a go, especially since one of the main uses of the Jitterbug Smart and Great Call  are their health and wellness apps and related services. Read more…

How to disengage to truly relax

I used to wonder how my Sensei could tell if we were relaxing correctly while doing our form work and breathing work in class.  He would be across the room and know by looking. I have since learned this.

It is obvious from seeing hunched shoulders, stiff wrists, crimped fingers, locked joints and on and on. Read more…