The abuse of power in the student/teacher relationship must not be tolerated. As we move forward into the 21st century, we must make massive efforts to prevent this kind of abuse. And if abuse does arise, then we must deal with it openly and effectively.
There’s something magical about going on a Kung Fu adventure to find a spot to practice, especially at dawn…
If you struggle with motivation, then take a lesson from Inigo Montoya and find your 6-Fingered Man.
I spoke with “Trish”. It’s been an emotional few days for both of us. After a long, openhearted conversation, we both agreed that the discussions created after my post were not focused on the most important issue — the victims.
Today is the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year. Today, the sun temporarily “dies” before being gradually “reborn” into longer and brighter days. Today is a day to look back over the past year, to look clearly at the good, the bad — and to transform it all into something new.
If there were one simple thing that you could do to increase your real-world happiness, dissolve lots of your stress, improve your blood chemistry, give you a big dose of tranquility, and also bring you more prosperity — would you be interested?
“Okay. I’ll just come out and ask a stupid question,” she said innocently. “What the heck is a blog anyway?”
This came from the mouth of a 76-year-old woman. She has been a dedicated Qigong student of mine for several years, but she’s not terribly keen on the whole technology thing.
I teach Qigong, which is one of the major branches of Chinese medicine. I’ve also done 1500 hours of training in Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Because of this, people often assume that I encourage my students to take Chinese herbs. The truth is that I often DISCOURAGE students from taking Chinese herbs — especially ginseng.