People always say, "don't give up!" but sometimes giving up is what's best....
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That's not a typo. And it's not meant to be discouraging or cynical; quite the opposite....

On February 28, I posted this status update on Facebook:
"i just spent the last 8 hours reading my entire manuscript from start to finish. And you know what? It's pretty good! One more round of editing, and it'll be ready for a professional editor and headed towards publication. And you know what else? A month ago, I would have told you that I'd given up on finishing it. In the beginning of January, I did give up. Totally. Completely. My heart just wasn't in it, and I decided I wasn't going to force myself to finish writing my book, any of my books, ever. And then something shifted this month. I didn't have to force anything; I just felt guided and driven. So maybe sometimes "giving up" is the perfect thing to do. It can be a form of surrender, allowing, and trusting...a stronger form of letting go..... So this isn't a "don't give up" message; this is a "give up" message, because sometimes giving up truly is the best thing to do."

And it's true. Sure, sometimes we need the "three feet from gold" message about not giving up. But how about this other side of the coin? How about considering "giving up" as giving yourself a break?

I gave up in January, and I needed to give up in order to have this breakthrough. I needed to give up in order to relieve the pressure. I also needed to focus on some other things in my life, and giving up on my writing goals, really giving up-- not just saying I'll do it later, but saying I may never do it-- was exactly what I needed.

I'm not necessarily saying that giving up on something, or someone, would be the right thing for YOU to do. But it's worth considering. Maybe not now. But some day. Or maybe now.  It's worth asking yourself, Do I need to NOT give up right now? Or would giving up actually be what's best?

Only you know what's right for you. I can certainly help if you want to hire me as your coach or spiritual advisor. But ultimately it's up to you. Ultimately, you always know what's best and what's True.

And speaking of Truth, I have some Sheng Zhen classes coming up for those of you in Seattle (Sheng Zhen means "Sacred Truth," if you didn't know....). I'll also be hosting Laura Lavigne's Essential Dating workshop in my home again, the first weekend of April. Please scroll down for all the classes and events coming up, and remember, if you're not in Seattle, I'm always available online for private qigong or meditation instruction. :) Just ask.

Much Love,

Upcoming Classes and Events:
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong ~ 6-week series

Seattle, WA
Tuesday mornings, 11am-12pm

March 22 - April 26

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. We have room for 4 more students! Beginners and continuing students welcome. Details here.
Sign Up Here
Loosen Up! ~ 6 weeks of Heaven Nature Gong

Seattle, WA
Monday nights, 6-7pm
March 21-April 25

This is a 6-week introduction to Heaven Nature Gong, formerly known as Kuan Yin Standing. Awakening the Soul will be part of this series too. Perfect for beginners as well as for continuing students. 2 spots left! Read more here...

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Essential Dating with Laura Lavigne

Seattle, WA
April 2 & 3, 9:30am

Come learn about Essence vs. Form on Saturday, and how to apply it to your love life on Sunday. Laura Lavigne is offering this wonderful workshop in my home. Reserve your spot now, and read more about it here!
Sign Up Here
Sheng Zhen Intro

Seattle, WA
March 14, 6pm

If you're considering signing up for a series this month, or possibly a future series, come to this free intro if you're on the fence or would simply like a free taste of Sheng Zhen to satisfy your curiosity. :)
Details here.
Union of Three Hearts ~ Sheng Zhen Meditation

Seattle, WA
Every Monday (starting back up March 21)
$5-$10 sliding scale

Learn Union of Three Hearts. Drop in when you can, or come every week. Contact me for details and address.

PLEASE NOTE: I also teach a 9:45am meditation class at the JCC on Mercer Island on Mondays, free to members. Starting April 7, it will be on Thursdays instead. And pretty sure you can pay $10 to get in if you're a non-member. Sometimes I teach Union of Three Hearts, sometimes other forms of meditation....
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