New Energy in 15, Draw me Amadeus

Each day I draw a drawing based on a tweet I randomly select from Twitter; the exercise has done amazing things to expand my creativity and inspires me more each day, even on the days that I don't like my drawing. I did a drawing of Pope Francis recently that literally made me feel weird -- but even … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, Stillness in the Spillway

Practicing stillness or mindfulness can be challenging, and even trickier for me when I do it in public spaces... but the Barton Springs Spillway was a'buzz with friendly folks, many of whom were interested in what I was doing. What was I doing? A t'ai chi move called Cloud hands in s-u-p-e-r slow … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, 7 Precious Gestures on Lady Bird

In Qi Gong, there's a practice called "7 Precious Gestures" and while there is no perfecting them, I hope they will be a part of my daily routine for the rest of my days. The slower, the better, the bigger the burn -- the bigger the test on my patience. Even though it's done very s-l-o-w-l-y, these … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, feeling HOT at HOPE Gallery

I attempted to do some energy moves at the always-interesting HOPE Outdoor Art Gallery, but it went from 68 to 93 degrees in a flash this recent┬áSunday. I was already feeling pretty angry and find that I cannot flow with the gentler exercises such as qi gong or t'ai chi when I am feeling like this. … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, who let the dogs out?

I'm a fan of doing energy work (reiki) on my dogs and have seen great results on Henry, but this new Little Dude showed up and all bets were off. Bandito is not a fan! He found a new home at the neighbors and all is calm once again. … [Read more...]