If only I could convince everyone that spends their days tied to a sofa, who feels trapped by ever-worsening symptoms of some chronic illness, or state of overwhelmment, or other to give qigong a go…because I would dearly love them to reap all the benefits that I have this year. Living with chronic conditions can feel like a never ending series of mountains you have to climb but with qigong in my arsenal I seem to triumph more often than not and my mornings have become "what do I want to do today?" more so than"what do I have to deal with next?".
It's not the first time I've been fascinated by how closely my health journey has matched the undulations of the solar cycles but today, when I saw this timeline graph on Spaceweather.com, showing cycles 23 and 24 (which is coming to a close), the match was so startling that I decided to play around with … Continue reading So, how was your solar cycle?
A woman's life was never meant to be a linear progression from cradle to grave...she is uniquely designed to undergo complete METAMORPHOSIS in the middle. When we overlook that long-buried fact, things can get horrendously muddled in a woman's life and, above all, her health. From just surviving menopause to THRIVING through menopause; how to generate the necessary inner fire and make the transition conscious and graceful instead of precariously accidental and fraught with challenges.
Movement is so key to good health and I'm sharing some that have really benefitted me on the recovery path from chronic pain. If there’s a thread running through all these activities, its the importance of hooking onto the ones that you really want to do, grabbing onto the coat-tails of enthusiasm (even if laced with fear and self-doubt), not forcing yourself against the grain to follow 'recommended' programs. The more movement becomes an integrated part of life, the less pain remains part of the fabric of life - it just gets shimmied out!