Tai Chi philosophy tells us that human life itself is yang energy, meaning that it is a stressor.Tai Chi is yin energy because it attempts to balance that stressor by receiving, accepting, and neutralizing. Tai Chi involves a giving-in but by no means does it involve a giving up. It is not resignation but acceptance, which means that you attempt to follow the situation until it can be brought to a balanced conclusion. You try not to interfere with the momentum of the force, whether physical or emotional. In other words do not push the river. (read more in my book Pathways to Stillness: Reflect, Release, Renew).
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In this episode I talk with Ashley and Daphne about the services and programmes Person Centred Universe offers their clients and the community.
It is such a pleasure to be in conversation with two former students about their dementia support and education company. Daphne and Ashley share the story of the beginnings of their vision for transforming dementia care and how the journey evolved from university days to becoming entrepreneurs in the health care world.
The ongoing story of Pathways To Stillness alone and together.
Pathways to Stillness: Finding Stillness and Coping with Stress as a Healthcare Provider in the face of Covid-19
A great pleasure to work with Daphne, Ashley and Rachel, graduates of our Gerontology programme and now colleagues. I hope this post will help you find some stillness in this 2 metre environment with its radical changes in our lives. I am hopeful you can find pathways to stillness that you can discover in your own ordinary wisdom.
Webinar: Pathways to Stillness: stress, energy levels, perspective, and our spirit in the face of Covid19
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In this episode, our guest host Don Hemmings speaks with me about the backstory and beginnings of my book, Pathways to Stillness. My book invites you to discover your own pathways to peace and stillness in these very turbulent times.
In this episode Dr. Bill Randall and I discuss practical guidelines for practicing narrative care, and helping both yourself and others explore unique pathways to stillness. Exercises such as signature stories and the ABC's of autobiographical memory are particularly effective, very accessible, and enjoyable.
Tai Chi is a great help in these times. The moving meditation—breathing and slow movements bring you to the present moment— which helps to calm the monkey mind that constantly wants to go to fearful future thoughts. Practice whatever you can often.
The Tai Chi Wisdom section of my book Pathways to Stillness will give you helpful guidelines. I highly recommend you check out Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
In this special episode we hear the story of my wife's career change from government to operating a bed and breakfast, and how it has brought her meaning, happiness and a new pathway to stillness. It is also a story of how older adults can age meaningfully.
In this episode Thomas Moore and Dr. Bill Randall speak about the importance of teachers in our lives and how we can be teachers to each other by listening to each others' .stories. In this way we help each other find our own Pathways to Stillness.
A fascinating conversation with Thomas and Bill Randall discussing what life is all about on this planet.
The wonderful conversation with Thomas Moore and Dr. Bill Randall continues. In this episode we hear their wisdom about our finite and meaningful journey.
The conversation continues with Thomas Moore and Bill Randall. In this episode they share their wisdom about how to care for the soul and find optimism in this time of turmoil and rapid change.
In this episode Thomas Moore and Dr. Bill Randall speak about Fate and our unique ordinary wisdom that we can discover if we are willing to look and explore. Also how we are shaped by life—we do not create our journey on our own.
In this episode I continue my interview with Thomas Moore and Dr. Bill Randall about the difference between meaningful and successful aging as well as brain and soul fitness.
The art of Tai Chi is the canvas for your body, mind, and spirit. You learn a set of movements, so you are moving your body—but Tai Chi is not only a physical activity. There is a cognitive - brain/mind - part to it as well, since you are invited to pay attention as you perform the movements. Besides these two benefits, it is also a wonderful pathway to stillness. You learn to breathe and to meditate in motion. With practice, you are brought more and more to the present moment - and you experience more peace, serenity, and balance in your life. Tai Chi is a form of whole self-care. I invite you to read more in my book found here.
Pathways to Stillness Blog
My Blog is about how you can discover your own Pathways to Stillness, and why that is so valuable to your life. We will explore what it means to lose and regain our sense of “our story” in the midst and aftermath of loss—negative beliefs about aging and how we can make them more positive, and the many benefits reaped by creating a refuge of stillness within.