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Beginner mistake number 1 … trying to damn hard, and other tips for success.

I see it every class, especially from new students.  They try to hard.

Tai Chi and Qigong are supposed to be fun, relaxing and designed to help a person feel better. Read more…


Poetry in motion, or so they say.

When you were young and heard the old line “Slowly he turned, step by step”,  did you ever try it?  Turning as slow as you imagined the person in the sketch.  I know I did.  I wanted to be able to sneak up and “terrify” those I were acting it out for.

These days I use the slowly turning and stepping as part of my daily Tai Chi and Qigong practice.  I find now instead of terrifying those who look on, it tends to mystify them. Read more…

Stepping back … Clarity is a learned behavior

Yeah, I remember those days in my years of both working for others and as self employed when things would go wrong and so would I.  The blowups weren’t pretty then and reviewing them now, they look even worse.

You could say I had a very reactive personality.  I still do yet it is more manageable these days.  The practice and play of Tai Chi and Qigong has helped me with that.

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And then there were three

Once upon a time I knew nothing of Tai Chi or Qigong.   That time seems now so very far away.

Getting from there to where I am now was not a quick trip.  It has taken approximately  22 years and has been a journey of learning and practice and teaching, and of course, more learning. Read more…

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…