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It’s that time of the year again. Are you excited? It’s time to break your New Year’s resolutions! Woohoo!! If you’re tired of torturing yourself with the resolution nonsense, if you’re looking for a better option, then keep reading…
If you’ve never experienced a state of overwhelming gratitude, a state where you felt like your heart was going to implode from so much joy, where you felt tiny and huge at the same time, where every cell in your body was buzzing with fulfillment and freedom, then let me say that you are missing […]
The Zen tradition has some useful tips for the 21st century. These tips will not only help you to get through this election, but also help us to work towards a healthier America.
I believe that depression is an epic, personal battle against the darker forces of the human spirit. Recently, after an unexpected Zen-like awakening, I got my metaphoric hands on another weapon to use against depression. I now wield a mighty weapon called self love.
I was only 33. I was young, fit, and strong. But I felt like I was having a heart attack. Almost as quickly as it had come in, the storm passed, just as I was getting ready to go to the emergency room. It wasn’t a heart attack. I later learned that it was an […]
Four years ago, one of my tai chi students asked me a question that really made me think. “I’ve got $1500 to spend on my health. Should I go to your retreat in Costa Rica, or sign up for a year of unlimited classes in your studio?” It’s tempting to assume that a full year […]
“If I could smile from the heart, then I wouldn’t be so !@#$%& depressed!” I didn’t say it out loud, but I thought it really loud. I had traveled thousands of miles to learn from a world-renowned qigong master, and I was desperate to feel better.
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.
Are you eager to learn more about qigong, tai chi, and meditation? Are you struggling with discipline? Want to know more about the history and theory of these arts? Then ask questions, grasshopper! The human brain functions better when using questions. All teachers know this. They know that presenting information is only half the battle. Maybe less than half the battle. […]
I love Donald Trump. There, I said it. I love The Donald. I love his presidential candidacy. And I love his supporters. Does my love make you angry?
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.
If you’ve been paying attention lately — if you’ve been practicing mindfulness — then you’ve noticed a sudden increase in media attention about something called mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the latest craze sweeping across America…