Patience, timing, and precision… these are the characteristics of a snake that are the keys to a prosperous year.   This is a challenge for my Chinese zodiac animal… the tiger. Snakes and tigers possess the same traits but are polar opposites in their embodiment.  Snakes can chill outside a mouse hole for days before striking……

In September of 2011, seven friends/students and I spent a month in Nepal trekking the Annapurna Circuit… a 200 mile journey that took us to a height of almost 18,000 ft.  What a humbling and life defining experience!  We walked an average of 9 hours and 15 miles per day and got broken down in…

‘Uke’ is a Japanese word that means ‘to receive’.   The art of ukemi is the ability to skillfully receive a technique.  In essence, it is the skill of being vulnerable for the betterment of someone else. As the Buddhist saying goes, “The only thing constant in life is change.  Refusal to accept change results in…

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