My 50th Birthday!

Posted by: Jeanette |

July 30, 2013

I'm so lucky and grateful to have many wonderful people in my life! All week long, I've been celebrating a major milestone of my life: TURNING 50! For over 19 years I've been teaching fitness programs geared toward boomers and seniors, and I'm finally qualified to take my own classes. Woo-hoo! My class members surprised me with lots of birthday merriment on my actual birthday. They wanted me to feel special for joining their elite club (I do!), and what fun it all was and still is. I had "Happy Birthday" sung to me so many times that I lost count. Then over the weekend I spent time with dear family and friends, and we went on a couple of excursions that I'll never forgot.  I guess turning the big five-o ain't so bad after all. Here are a few photos from my fabulous birthday week.

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What is the Ancient Art of Qigong? (Pronounced Chi-Gung)

Posted by: Jeanette |

July 1, 2013 |

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Support active aging, inner peace and vibrant longevity through the practice of Qigong, a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. Qi means energy and Gong means skill. Qigong (also spelled Chi-Kung) is the art and science of using rhythmic breathing techniques, gentle, slow repetition of movement and and a calm mindful state to circulate life energy, or Qi, throughout the body's energy pathways called meridians. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is thought that if the flow of qi is blocked or unbalanced at any point on a pathway, we may become ill. When the qi flows freely in a balanced fashion, health is restored, and disease prevented. 

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