Who let the Dogs out?

The fire rooster has cleared the underbrush in a dramatic way, and ultimately clarified direction and ideology whether we asked for it’s opinion or not. Now the pack can work together to re-build structure that is communal, social, material, and ultimately serves a purpose higher than the individual.

What’s the Difference Between Qigong and Taiji?

This has been a popular question lately and I hope this helps shine a light on it. Qigong 氣功, is the study and practice of energy cultivation through moving meditation. Taiji is simultaneously…

Pilgrimage to Wudang Mountain

Wudang is the birthplace of Taiji and the internal martial arts. I felt as if I were riding the dragon’s tail on this journey, paying homage to many ancient temples.

Who let the Dogs out?

The fire rooster has cleared the underbrush in a dramatic way, and ultimately clarified direction and ideology whether we asked for it’s opinion or not. Now the pack can work together to re-build structure that is communal, social, material, and ultimately serves a purpose higher than the individual.

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Hello Rooster, where’s the fire?

–If you haven’t woken up yet to a loud and crowing alarm, I don’t know where the heck you’ve been (and please send word of how to get there). It’s a new year, part II in the fiery cauldron of transformation. Hello Rooster, where’s the fire?

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Post Election Self-Care Blurb

I admit to partaking in a bit of emotional eating around the election. And drinking… yes, drinking. But it’s got to stop. Just because our government seems to be going off the rails, doesn’t mean that I need to follow suit like a lemming.

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Floating Mountain

I cracked the car window and sniffed many inhales like a Labrador retriever, savoring the cool and mossy humidity of the autumnal Alaskan air.

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Riding the Current Forward, Toward Home

Yet the ever distracting cute sound effects, increasing score-count, and infantile emoticons representative of popularity, do not solve for the deep human yearning for authentic presence, focused attention, intimacy and indeed, love and self-acceptance.

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Wudang Sword with Micheal Xia Chongyi

uplifting and fulfilling to connect with my Wudang and Shaolin brothers in Oakland, CA. Sheldon Callahan at Shaolin Life hosted Micheal Xia Chongyi teaching on Taiji sword and Taiji fencing, which he calls “push swords” similar to Taiji push hands.

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