I’m 50!

I recall with a pang in my breath the times my mother mentioned Christmas was not the same without her mother. I barely flinched, I may have flashed an eye to meet hers, but rarely did I extend compassion to my mom when she spoke of such things. More than likely I returned to my own desperate … [Read more...]

Temazcal we meat again

This past weekend, there was a "Festival of the Spirit" event happening in the park across the street from our casa; how handy was this? Incredibly handy! It made for a really lovely weekend in the neighborhood; the sounds of pan flutes, conch shells, drums and kirtan came softly wafting through … [Read more...]

Drift Out of Driftwood

This week I am closing up life at the ranch and joining Reed in San Miguel de Allende for the next few weeks. It's hot as a witch's breath here in Austin; everything's gone and dried up and blowing in the dust. I hear cackles in the wind, it's that hot. I'm so very happy to be heading down south; … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, re-energize on the lake

After realizing I needed a physical break from the qi-gong training I was doing, as well as from too much exercising when under the weather, a day on the lake with friends was a great way to re-energize and enjoy some lols before the thunder and lightning rolled in. Perfect … [Read more...]

Cries from the Buddha Belly

This past week was my second week of an intense daily qi gong practice called "Jingui Golden Shield," and this was also the week that the levy broke. The beginner instruction for this ancient form of qi gong involved slapping my bare stomach in key meridian points for several minutes in succession, … [Read more...]