I’m helping my friend Wendy with her mindfulness mondays as she undergoes hand surgery and recovery.
In Tai Chi, we have done a lot lately about breathing — each pose, each move is coordinated to inhaling and exhaling through the nose. As TAi Chi is meditation in motion, breathing is a key factor to this quality.

Picnic with Ants

image; words Daniell Koepke

“Mindfulness of the breath is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful practices. Our breath is with us always and as we develop our ability to remember to focus on the breath, we can ride the breath  through many waves and storms in our lives. The breath will carry us and help us to be present for what is showing up, whether it is in people, situations or our own hearts and minds.”

Diana Winston and Greater Good Science Center

“Relax. You are enough. You do enough. Breathe extra deep, let go, and just live right now in this moment.”

Shunryu Suzuki

“Mindfulness is when you are truly there, mind and body together. You breathe in and out mindfully, you bring your mind back to your body, and you are there.”


De Quervain’s tenosynovitis in my left wrist/thumb earlier this year (

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