Care But Don’t Care Too Much: Find the Space Between Effort and Ease

If you’re a parent or know someone who is a parent, you’ll know what I mean when I say that there’s no month on the calendar that can rival the energetic intensity of September. The shift from summer’s long warm days, backyard barbecues and lazy afternoons on the beach to the return of fixed school schedules and chilled mornings can …

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Confidence as the Vehicle of Joy

One week from now I will compete in my first T’ai Chi tournament.  Am I nervous?  Yes.  Am I afraid of forgetting my form?  Yes.  Am I worried about the possibility of disappointment if I don’t do as well as I’d like?  Yes.  Then why am I doing this, you ask? There are a lot of reasons but the most …

Getting Serious About Self-Care

Lately there’s a lot of talk about finding balance in a world that seems to move non-stop.  With 24-7 responsibility to our families, friends and employers how do we find the time to nurture ourselves?  What practices can we incorporate into our lives to bring a sense of calm? Beyond just taking a day off or spending a weekend at …