Munching Mulberry Leaves

December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Munching Mulberry Leaves

“With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a kimono.”  -Chinese Proverb Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. […]

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So You Want To Learn More

November 23, 2015 0 Comments
So You Want To Learn More

I am often asked by students for resources to further their study of Tai Chi or Qigong.  My first response is always, “Find a teacher and a mentor.”  Nothing can replace the value of one to one and group practice.  You will find the Tai Chi/Qigong community is very open and accepting.  I emphasize, you […]

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Hundreds of Years, Thousands of Steps, 48 Foot Prints

November 16, 2015 1 Comment
Hundreds of Years, Thousands of Steps, 48 Foot Prints

In a time when life seems more threatened, more vulnerable, and less enduring, I take some comfort in the image of 48 footprints sunk in brick from thousands of steps over hundreds of years.  Perhaps, goodness and mercy can endure as surely as 48 footprints.         Shaolin Temple, in the region of […]

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CTRL+ALT+Del

November 3, 2015 0 Comments
CTRL+ALT+Del

It was July 23rd, to be exact, when I wrote my last post.  At the time, I told myself I was going to take the rest of July and August off to travel and to focus on my Qigong/Tai Chi forms then get back to blogging and posting.  August turned to September, September turned to October…well, […]

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Tai Chi on the Lawn

July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Tai Chi on the Lawn

I had the pleasure of leading Tai Chi on the Lawn at Wesley Acres Healthy Living Community, 3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA. We’d had rain every day in the week leading up to our Saturday morning event.  Bright, crisp and clear, the day turned out perfect.  Thirty-two participants came together to practice and learn […]

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