I’ve been wearing a wide variety of hats lately, from working as a consultant for a group in conflict, to teaching qigong, to coaching clients through profound transformations to performing with my theater company to participating in organizing a family-run funeral for my “mother-out-law” with my partner.

One of the things I’ve been noticing as I’ve moved from one way of being to another is that the unifying theme has been energy. How do I raise it for any given challenge? How do I direct it? Express it?

And I gotta say that I’ve actually been thriving as I move from one thing to another…I Even with some serious setbacks, like when I tried out my first webinar this week and hit some major roadblocks, I feel excited, curious and fully engaged. Around this time last year, though, I felt more resistance to wearing all these different garments.

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.