Posts Categorized: Inspiration

Golden Joinery

The Japanese art form of Kintsugi, translated as “golden joinery”, has fascinating implications. First practiced in the 15th century, it is the art of repairing broken pottery by joining the breakage with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum adding value to the breakage rather than covering it up. The break becomes a part… Read more »

A Parent’s Unlived Life

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”  A quote from Carl Jung.   I understand this as a child and as a parent.  It pains me to hear about my mother’s disappointments and in some ways lack of fulfillment.  Huge and small decisions are constantly made… Read more »

Qigong and TaiJi: What’s the Difference?

When I mention that I recently got certified to teach qigong, most people stare at me blankly.  They are too shy to ask what it is. When I ask them if they know what it is, most confess that they have never heard of it. That’s when I say that it is like taiji (tai… Read more »

Why This? Why Now?

Why the corona virus? Why now? Why is the entirety of humankind stopped in its tracks? What are we each supposed to do to value this moment in history? This is no doubt a pivotal time on our planet…humanity evolving out of old ways of living primed for transformation. Governing and economic paradigms, cultural conditioning,… Read more »

You Can Hit a Home Run

I went to the pharmacy and market today. I was in luck! They had everything that I needed. Then I remembered that someone told me about a walking path across the street from the market. Feeling adventurous I decided to try it. After crossing a bridge over a stream that rushed over, under and around… Read more »

When It’s Not What You Expected

After five years of practice and three months of intense teacher training and a grueling two-and-a-half hour personalized test I received my certification to teach qigong in the lineage of the MogaDao Institute of Santa Fe. I thought that I would be elated and immediately call family and friends while shouting it out of the… Read more »

Your Unique Gift

What is one thing that the faltering economy, anxiety and fear can’t take away? Your imagination! When feeling stressed, unsettled or stuck there is one vacation that doesn’t rely on a plane or payment. Actually it pays you when you use it. It takes you out of confinement and exercises your mind in a way… Read more »

Sifting Through to the Gems

I have been wondering what is the bigger picture; what is the meaning on a global and universal level? I sense that if we are awake we will see extraordinary acts both large and small. In my small sphere in the past two weeks I saw two sisters who haven’t talked in years connect over… Read more »

Novel Ways for Scary Times

We need novel ways to look at the unique health crisis upon us. The graphs of the spread of Covid-19 in this country and others scare me. Today after watching an online lecturer outline the spread of the virus I got chills and ran to take my temperature. It was normal. The guidelines to curb… Read more »