Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A New Project: My Bullet Journal


I started using a Bullet Journal  or BuJo in 2019. I watched dozens of YouTube videos and read Ryder Carroll's excellent book. I started simple; but, it wasn't long before I was doing elaborate, artsy layouts and collections. And, not long after that it became all too overwhelming. 

I found it helpful and useful to use the bujo. But, I needed to find my own way of doing it. After another year, I landed on this simplified journal that is versatile, organized, and not overwhelming. It is time to cut a few more corners and be able to buy my cultivated bujo to save the hours of work printing & pasting all the elements I find helpful like the lunar calendar, 24 hour body clock, 5 elements (movements, colors, healing sounds, etc.), annual calendar, monthly calendars, and a few habit trackers.  I also tend to include my favorite quotes in my bujo so the printable version at Amazon will include quotes as well.  I like not having to number pages or keep track of the index. And, in my bujo at Amazon (coming very soon!) I will have a page for resources with links to helpful printable downloads, pen holder elastics, page markers, tips & hints, my favorite pens & stickers, and everything Bujo.

I'm doing this for myself; but, I'd also like to share with others. Hoping that others can benefit from my exploration. It's a labor of love and I'm not expecting to make money off this venture. A good journal is so helpful order the rhythm of our days & years. Since Covid sharing has taken on a digital force. This feel right. 

The most perplexing question is what to call this Bujo. I've toyed with ideas: My Tao Journal, My Journal,  Qi Journal, Dao Diary... I need a title for Amazon. Also need to have an author but Jade Squirrel covers that. Would love to hear your ideas JadeSquirrelQi@gmail.xom

I will post direct links to the books and printables on this website.

Stay Qifull! 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Spring is in the air

Here we are MARCH! I'm getting restless and impatient. In Seattle, the Plum trees are blooming!

I'm hoping this week will bring enough sun and warmth that I can resume Qigong practice outdoors. But, you know there is nothing like sharing practice with others. So, if you are in the mood to get together - let me know! We can easily meet up at Gregory Park (warmer than Kiwanis or Lum right now).

And, as ever, I am on the prowl for a location to start a regular practice group. All ages - Open to everyone.

This past Winter has been a time of centering and healing for me and my family. As Spring arrives, the energy shift is real and I can hardly wait to make new friends and renew old friendships.

I hope each of you take the time to get out and enjoy some of this delightful Springtime sun and earth awakening energy!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Practice groups on hold! What do we do now?

My new puppy, Jade

In person practice groups are on hold until this social distancing passes. It may be longer than we think it will be; my daughter thinks August or October depending on how successful we are at staying home and healthy.

During this time we are not at war with any virus or foreign country/people. We need to be strong.  When we are at war we give power to the enemy. This is a time to make our homes and bodies inhospitable to the virus by finding strength in our own truth, our own life purpose, and our own center calm.

It is the PERFECT time to do Qigong!

Contact me if you wish to explore some free online Qigong videos that target enhancing the immune system and raising our vibration to make our bodies inhospitable to the virus.

Other things we can do-

  • Connect via phone, email, social media, etc.
  • Meditate & Pray
  • Get out in nature
  • Take your vitamins especially Vitamin D
  • Sip hot water every 20 minutes (this makes sure the virus is washed to your stomach before it goes to your lungs where it can cause it's mischief
  • BREATHE! - Slowly - deeply
  • Do your tapping, cupping, and bouncing several times a day
  • Clear negative emotions! (Fear, anger, anxiety, grief,  busyness)
  • Chant healing sounds
  • SMILE!!!
  • Be happy! It will stimulate your immune system!
  • Get plenty of rest and as much as possible STAY HOME!
Facebook is full of free resources right now- Master Chunyi Lin is offering free qigong lessons every morning at 8am through Chunyi Lin's Facebook page. Several other SpringForestQigong.com masters are also lending their wisdom online to quiet the outer chaos and promote inner calm.

If you seek a more permanent online practice group similar to what we do in PIllager, you will want to explore Energy In Motion with Sue Crites! I am a member of this community and we have live online sessions every tuesday at 12:45 which are recorded and archived as long as you maintain your membership. Sue gives some instruction and insight each week and posts to the facebook community daily with helpful encouragements, information, and insight.

We will all get through this if we pull together and enjoy our home life for now. The world will never be the same; but, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Let it go and SMILE!

Jade loves Qigong with Sue

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Alaska Bound! Road Trip!

That's right! I'm headed home for a few months. Looking forward to enjoying the trip this time and spending time with friends. Don't worry, I'll be back in the fall for the changing of the colors.

While I'm gone, the Pillager practice group will be taking a break. We will resume when I return.

I am also planning to have a few options for a practice group in Brainerd then as well.

If you want to start a practice group near you, find a place to meet and I will travel to facilitate a group. Be bold!

I will be travelling with my friend Janet (the person who brought my English Shepherd Belle into my life) I'm taking all my work with me but hopefully, I will be able to do more Qigong and less screen time. I haven't been back to Alaska in over 5 years. So, Janet has offered me a very exciting opportunity.

Be of good Qi! Stay Loose! See you all again soon.