I gotta say that I’m in a phase of some creative discomfort these days.

I’ve been flipping back and forth between momentum and inner listening as I incorporate feedback from two brilliant mentors, Brandy Mychals and Vinca Heart on how to expand my vision. (Stay Tuned for “Meditate This!  Transformation in a New York Minute” from The “Rebel-Woo” Way.)

What helps me the most when I get stuck is connecting with other people. So I have been  connecting with some awesome sister entrepreneurs from this community to accompany me in these unchartered territories.

I am also. super thrilled to be going to Vancouver, Washington for the annual conference of the National Qigong Association on July 27-29. I’ve never been to this part of the Pacific Northwest and hear it is gorgeous. And I know it will be so inspiring to play with possibilities in the qi field with other qigong enthusiasts.

In case you haven’t heard of it, Qigong (Chi Kung) is the name given to a variety of different systems and exercises. Ranging from guided meditation to gentle slow-moving exercises, all the way to highly athletic, stamina-building forms, Chi Kung is a title as generic as Dance. Just as there are many types of dance (Ballet, Tap, Ballroom, Folk, etc.), there are many systems of Chi Kung (T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Ba Gua, Iron Shirt, Wild Goose, and so on). What these systems have in common is that they are all methods to direct energy to flow through stagnant areas in our bodies, minds and spirits to create an internal balance and harmony to create unstoppable momentum.

What is a way you have connected with others and found a solution to some issue you were working on?

Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, is a teacher, speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of JoyCD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.