The Relax-into-Stillness Through Tai Chi session that I facilitated at the recent Narrative Matters conference in The Netherlands was very well received. There were approximately 60 participants. Many commented that it felt great to engage in an activity that was relaxing and “gave my head a rest”. This experience reinforced for me the notion that benefitting from stillness simply requires that we slow down for a moment. It is a natural part of our human nature that gets overlooked due to too much busy-ness. No experience is necessary—we can feel more calm and peaceful with even five minutes of practice. I invite you to try out the movements in my book Pathways to Stillness. You may be surprised at how quickly your stress level changes and you feel better. You may experience a “breath of fresh air” in your life
Thank you for hosting the book signing for my book Pathways to Stillness on Feb 25. Westminster Books is a very comfortable and friendly setting. You feel relaxed when you enter the store and want to linger indefinitely, or sit in the comfortable chairs in the back of the store. It is a stillness refuge. The shop is located on Queen St. in Fredericton NB.
Thank you to Chapters in Fredericton. I had a great book-signing event on Saturday. There was a steady group of shoppers who visited my table and shared some soul-talk about “Pathways to Stillness”. I particularly enjoyed the conversation with folks from The Netherlands, my favorite European country, and the chats with friends from St.Andrews, who were shopping in the big city for the day. A big thank you to my wife Liz, for being there and helping with the setup— and to my very good friend Geoff Slater, for taking the photos. I like to think that lingering over a book on stillness in the shopping mall might help to bring some balance to an otherwise hectic season.
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.