Author Archives: Sirena

Mermaid and the Marsh: New Blog

Greetings! I am excited to say that I have just started a new site, Mermaid and the Marsh, http://mermaidandthemarsh.wordpress.com. Sirena Tales has been a wonderful experience.  Deep gratitude to everyone who has supported me here.  Please come visit in my … Continue reading

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So, You Used To Be A Dancer? Life Lessons From Dancing (Reprise)

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? “Ask [yourself] what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”~~Howard Thurman Folks keep coming across my path, voicing their passions along with…

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Mess: Life Lessons from Dancing

Brainstorming with a young dancer pal for an upcoming performance provided unexpected treasure recently.  As the organizer of the event, I’ve created some plans and parameters for the work, which has structure and is also to be largely improvised. Some … Continue reading

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Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~Andre Gide We are in heavy duty dance performance mode now. After months and months, and in some cases years,…

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Got Demons?

Regal and huge egrets have returned to the marsh, so commanding in their power, grace, and tenacity.  And yet, to our surprise, red-winged blackbirds that are about 1/20 the egrets’ size have frequently been initiating pestering the egrets.  Pecking at … Continue reading

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Cookies and Kindness

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? “You can always count on cookies and kindness: Give a cookie and you get joy.”~Dorie Greenspan I wholeheartedly agree with celebrity baker and guru, Dorie Greenspan, who has launched a wonderful cookies and kindness…

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Lighten Up and PLAY

“play”–to engage in an activity for enjoyment…have fun, relax, frolic… In my new dance solo, I am exploring the power of being playful.  As I share with the audience in patter between sections, it’s taken me a long, long time … Continue reading

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