Friday Morning Musings

Mar 5, 2021

Begin again

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary

Just checking in to see how you are doing?

If you find yourself having to climb a lot of mountains lately you might be feeling tired.

My mom’s advice when she noticed I was off my game was Joan dear, you need some down time.

How about you – need some down time?

I love being with people and I love being alone, and if I spend too much time with others I can loose my sense of self.

Quick fix: if you’re tired, pause or splurge and take a nap:)

My parents both found 15-20 minute naps essential fuel in the midst of their demanding daily schedules.

As I write this I’m cracking up because I now lead 15 minute practices that help us live life simply, elegantly and well.

Changing subjects…next wild idea:

Think of your favorite teachers, coaches and trainers you’ve worked with throughout your life time.

Why not take a few moments, close your eyes and thank each one for their belief in your ability to climb mountains, and notice how good you feel:)

I remember watching an incredible movie about Steve Prefontaine, the great long distance runner from Oregon, and today I truly understand what he meant when he said “to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”


Currently crafting a Saturday morning Workshop designed to ease joint pain. If you’re interested in learning a 3 minute practice that supports joint mobility, just reply to this email.

Also, a new T’ai Chi Chih practice for beginners begins March 16, and fresh start in 15 continues on Wednesday mornings at 9 PT.

All righty that’s it for this week…have a beautiful weekend & take good care.

Oh I almost forgot – our focus card for this month is begin again.

Happy adventuring:)