What an amazing year it was and what a blessing to be healthy and productive for the new year! This first month is all about Tai Chi! I am happy yo be heading over to San Jose to attend the Tai Chi F.I.T. with David Dorian Ross. I am quite rusty these days on the Tai Chi front. I was exposed to Tai Chi in 1985 through Gloria Keeling. Then I let go of my practice, and in 1993, got back into a basic practice with the late Ron Perfetti, a wonderful tai Chi teacher who live and taught with passion throughout Hawaii. The last 10 years...not so much Tai Chi. I have always found Tai Chi to be most helpful for dealing with the little daily stressors in life. Traffic...you can pactice in the car...yes you really can...and you need to to get rid of the road rage somehow. I recently found myself behind a tourist driving 15 mile sbelow the speed limit, on the only road along the coast....the first 20 minutes I was honking and yelling...to no avail the driver ahead of me had no clue. I realized I was only hurting myself...acting like a fool in the car and stressing my CNS. I decided to just slow down and start my breathing exercises, within a few minutes a was laughing at myself. In addition I realized that the person in front of me was just enjoying the ride...and here on Maui it is a beautiful ride.