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Ability and capability are not the same thing, but they are joined at the hip. 

Working with people is a trip.  You never know what you will hear from them or what you will see them do.

You also never know they think they can or cannot do until you ask them to try something new. In my line of work, teaching movement, balance and Tai Chi and Qigong to seniors one thing is certain. Read more…

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Happiness is a work in progress

I posted to Facebook the other day that I look for happiness and relish in it when I find it.

Someone who used to follow me saw the post and commented that they were surprised I said that.  They felt I was normally just the opposite and that I did not realize how often I sounded negative in my posts. Read more…

Try not to die before you’re dead

There is a certainty we all live with.  Getting older and eventually passing from this plane.  

Not a pleasant thought, but one that is very realistic.  None of us live forever.  As the old saying goes, none of us get out of here alive.

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Looking at Tai Chi and Qigong for chronic physical or emotional pain

Do you wake up stiff and sore and think, my god, is this what life is going to be like?
There are so many types of pain. We all have some sort that we deal with on a daily basis.

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Learning movement principals is more important than learning traditional forms

OK,

I know that a lot of strict Tai Chi and Qigong instructors may argue this point but I don’t mind.   I actually hope they do.

One of the things my students tell me is that they would rather me teach the way I do, for the reasons I do than if I were traditional in my approach. Read more…