New age old age

My dear old Granpop often said “Ahhh getting old’s a bugger” and I can hear him saying it still after all these years. Please pardon the vulgarity but that is exactly what he said and to replace “bugger” with something more acceptable would be to lose the strength of feeling in his voice at the time. Of course what he meant by the expression was that getting old wasn’t something he was enjoying at all. As this baby boomer, a so-called New Age man, heads into Old Age I am starting to appreciate the depth of feeling and the essential truth in his words. Continue reading “New age old age”

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My 5 Morning Rituals

I was recently invited to subscribe to a newsletter by a guy called Tim Ferriss through a marketing ploy of his. As part of the enticement, he was offering a set of 3 free pdf’s, the first of which was “5 Morning Rituals” and it really struck a chord with me. I have been annoyed lately with how my mornings, and subsequently, my days seem to just drift away with little to show for it at the end of the day. So because of this, I decided to subscribe just to get the pdf’s. His morning rituals article appealed to me, if not in entirety, at least for the structure and the rationale of it and I felt I could change it around to suit me a little better. I hasten to point out that these are not chores but rather a daily process you do for your own benefit and enjoyment. Yes I love doing each of these little rituals, these are the ultimate “me” time.

So here is what I have started on and have been using for a little while now and I am feeling so much more focused and “getting stuff done” better. Continue reading “My 5 Morning Rituals”

Got Qi?

Got Qi?

After my shower this morning, quite at random, I put on a t-shirt that I had got from a lady on the qigong course I attended in Texas back in 2008. It has on the front:

got Qi?

and on the back:

Qi (chee), n. Matter on the verge of becoming energy; energy at the point of materialising. The essential energy of the universe which maintains the vital activities of life.

The only reason I put it on was that it was the first one I put my hand on in the drawer, no special reason. But that was about to change. Continue reading “Got Qi?”