Like many depressives, I have a secret. It’s terrifies me to do this, but I’m going to share that secret with all of you now. My secret is that I’m depressive. Of course, this isn’t news. The fact that I’ve battled depression is all over my website and the Internet. But you don’t know the […]
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Four years ago, one of my tai chi students asked me a question that really made me think. “I’ve got $1500 to spend on my health. Should I go to your retreat in Costa Rica, or sign up for a year of unlimited classes in your studio?” It’s tempting to assume that a full year […]
I haven’t had a cigarette in 10 years. Not one puff. Today is a big milestone for me. I like to write, so this post is my way of celebrating. You can celebrate with me by reading along.
I haven’t published anything in a long time. I’m sorry. I missed you. Despite my silence, I’ve been pretty busy behind the scenes. I’m back now, and I’m ready to tell you all about the things I’ve been up to this year, as well as the exciting things I’ve got planned for next year. So […]
Personally, I don’t get into very many sword fights these days. Even battle-axe and spear fights seem to be on the decline. Be that as it may, I still find it exceedingly useful to train as though I’m going to be in a sword fight someday soon.
Like most Americans, I watched the towers falling on TV. Unlike most Americans, I could see the smoke from the top of my roof in NYC.
Stop kidding yourself. You’re not ready to quit. And that’s okay. The sooner you admit that you’re not ready, the sooner you’ll be able to quit once and for all.
It’s that time of year again! Time to gather with family, relax, enjoy good food and conversation, and leave all of your stress behind. Right? If that’s not how you typically experience the holiday season, if you need some help staying Zen during the holiday season, then here are 5 tips that you can start […]
Back pain is not just physical. The sooner you recognize this, the sooner you can start to heal. I’m guessing that, if you’ve read this far, it’s because the orthodox treatments have already failed you…
The 5-Phase Routine is one of my biggest secrets. It is the culmination of decades of experience and experimentation. I inherited some of this routine from my teachers, and later tweaked it myself based on my teaching experience.
I’m a lot like most Americans. I live in the suburbs. I work 60-70 hours per week. I have student loans and credit card bills. I empty the dishwasher and walk the dog. But unlike most Americans, I live a stress-free life.
Have you heard of a secret Qigong technique called Flowing Breeze Swaying Willow ( 搖風擺柳, or Yao Feng Bai Liu)? Probably not. That’s why they call it a secret!
You should never be concerned with the money that you spend on learning this art because, one way or another, it’s going to come right back to you..