One Actor’s Relationship to Tai Chi By Michael Countryman ~ (Dec 2020)

My first acting teacher in a conservatory setting was an elegant Jamaican man named Cedric Scott. My acting partner and I had just finished presenting a scene from Antigone that we’d been working on for a number of weeks, and I was feeling pretty good about myself. I leaned forward in my chair to receive his comments (his style of critique was brutally frank).

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Remembering the dead - by Seán O'Neill (Lic. Ac.) ~ Oct 2020

Halloween is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.  It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

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The Big Bang Theory in Ancient China by Edna Brandt, L.Ac ~ (Oct 2020)

Do you like stories? One of the surprising stories from ancient China is the story of Pangu which recounts how our world was created out of chaos.

"In the beginning, dark chaos prevailed everywhere. This darkness took the form of an egg, and in this egg the first living being, Pangu, was born. Pangu slept and grew in the egg, fed and protected for millennia. When he awoke after many years, he had grown into a giant. Then Pangu stretched and broke out of his egg...

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Is Your Timing Off? - Seán O'Neill (Lic. Ac.) ~ Aug 2020

We’ve probably all experienced moments in our life when our timing has felt off. This experience may have been in a social situation, or perhaps in a professional one. Whatever the situation, it has probably taught us through experience that timing is important. Great comedians know when to deliver punch lines for maximum laughter. Polished orators know when to pause when making speeches to connect with their audience and deliver their message clearly. Great athletes know how important timing is, whether it be the speed of a golf swing or when to make a break away from the field.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR LUNGS By Pam Hunt, RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) ~ (Jul 2020)

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR LUNGS

By Pam Hunt, RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist)

 

Life begins with our first breath.

We inhale. We gather in.  We pull the outside in. 

And we exhale. We release. We push the inside out. 

We exchange. In and out. In and out. And we do it again. And again. And again. 

And our rhythm is established for our lifetime, until it ends with our last breath.

 

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Hall of Happiness By Professor Cheng Man-Ching ~ (Jul 2020)

Hall of Happiness

By Professor Cheng Man-Ching

 

May the joy that is everlasting gather in this hall. Not the joy of a sumptuous feast, which slips away even as we leave the table; nor that which music brings—it is only of a limited duration. Beauty and a pretty face are like flowers; they bloom for a while, then die. Even our youth slips swiftly away and is gone.

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