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* Be Foolish

I used to have mixed feelings about being serious. A part of me thought I should be more like the earnest people around me. That I should try harder… should apply myself… should focus more… should set serious goals… 225 more words

Middle Ground

Tai Chi Y4D8: 45 Minutes

Did 45 minutes of tai chi this morning. The two qi gong forms, and two longer renditions of the tai chi form — once focusing on footwork and breathwork, once on moving through water. 214 more words

Tai Chi

30 Day Daily Practice Challenge: Day 6

I’m a little late posting this….

Today I sat outside. I needed to grade papers, and Southern California is experiencing another heat wave (pushing 90 degrees all week). 62 more words


It is Time to Release the Mantra

I don’t even really know where to start.  2 weeks ago my grandmother passed away and I have so many feelings about it.  They are all mixed up.   934 more words


Tai Chi Y3D7: Without attachment

Well. That was terrible.

My footwork was bad, even after three times through the form.  My two qi gong routines were sloppy.  My breathwork was not aligned with my footwork, and I wasn’t moving through water, I was just flopping around.   122 more words

Tai Chi

Facing my fears at Suryalila Retreat Centre

They say you should do something every day that scares you. I feel like I’ve been living by that mantra both on and off my yoga mat in my first week as a Workaway volunteer at Suryalila Retreat Centre. 582 more words


Tai Chi Y4D6: Debate Club

Yesterday was the quarterfinals for the state Moot Court competition. My team lost by only a point or two.  We did great, though. I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of my students than I was yesterday. 217 more words