Allow Strength and Resiliency to Abound in 2021

We have officially entered a new decade with the beginning of 2021. We now can put the 2010s in our rear-view mirror, a decade of challenges on so many levels: health, both emotional and physical, political and social unrest, economic hardship, and environmental catastrophes, to name but a few.

I remember having a conversation with my brother just before the coronavirus landed here. He made a comment that nothing is for certain and that we cannot even be assured that the sun would rise the next morning. And just like that within a week the coronavirus appeared and life as we had known it was altered. There has been such a variety of responses to our current situation — compassion, strength, courage, kindness, resiliency, appreciation of small things, fear, and anger as well as learning that we are all connected and if we act together we can make huge differences in the world.

As a culture we have been forced to slow down and, in my humble opinion, this is a very good thing. So many people have been running at a fast pace for such a long time. This can create an enormous amount of stress and anxiety, which can have such detrimental effects on health and well-being.

One of my favorite quotes is by Karen Kaiser Clark:
Life is Change
Growth is Optional
Choose Wisely

This quote inspires me to think of these questions:
~ How do we keep going in the midst of strife?
~ How do we choose to embrace life?
~ How do we make a difference in the world?

I have found that my Qigong and Tai Chi practices sustain me. They have taught me how to learn, how to go inside, to deepen my connection with the intangible, and with the energetic world that is not visible to my naked eyes. Through these practices I have found joy and a sense of stability that I share with the people around me and create a ripple in my circle of influence. I use these practices to keep me centered and grounded on a daily basis.

I am looking forward to the start of this new decade. We have much work to do. If nothing else, 2020 has shown us our strengths that we can continue to build upon. I would love to help you with this.

I have launched a new website. Please feel free to stop by and even share it if you’re so moved. I’m planning to post new videos that you can use to practice with and I look forward to seeing you in class.

May you continue on your inner-verse journey and may it bring you strength and resiliency to greet each new day.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!