Monday, October 30, 2017

Stone Foot Path Coach and Regal's Achilles Tendons

Back in Taipei (after the ICR Conference and Gina Stewart’s RVP at Garden of Hope in Taitung) Regal took me to a park he had explored previously.  
The Reflexology path (stone foot path) there was different from the ones I had seen before.  It entailed three benches on the path itself and  one texture only, and there was a map of the feet’s reflexes with labeling in Chinese characters and in English. 

We had such a good time; I walked back and forth twice slowly, enjoying every step, aware that it would be the last time.  When I was about to leave I found myself "coaching" Sharon (see photo below).  She said she did not learn how to do this.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fafa and Joker (Papa and Chocolate)

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Will Rogers (actor, Connecticut Yankee

What a beautiful and unexpected encounter after a recent breakfast in Hualien, Taiwan with two new canine friends.   
It was very interesting to watch how the older dog Fafa/Papa* communicated with Joker/Chocolate and with me.

Collage 1: The older dog (brindle) approves of me after brief inspection.  I had seen them briefly the day before; he enjoys a few relaxing strokes of facial reflexology; his eyes are closed. 

Collage 2: Communicating playfully and coaxing the younger one who had just gotten up with what I imagine to have been "this is fun, try it; come on, it’s relaxing; I’ll do stretches with you first.”  They did stretches together and were affectionate and gentle, and playful. 

Collage 3: The younger one listened :) and gets moral support during "his session.”  Fafa/Papa is watching us, his face close to where the action is.

Collage 4: Mutual gratitude 🙏🏻; good bye between me and senior (come again maybe?); the younger one just walked off; he did his job.  He pleased Fafa/Papa.  Easy breezy for me, but so incredibly heart warming and eye opening.