Category Archives: Creativity

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

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
? “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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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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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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Personal Legend: Life Lessons from Dancing (Encore)*

“A Personal Legend is the reason you are here…You can fill your hours and days with things that are meaningless. But you know you have a reason to be here….It is the only thing that gives you enthusiasm….”~Paulo Coelho These … Continue reading

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Why Be Vulnerable?

Vulnerability.  Ah, yes.  Our old friend. Vulnerability: the state of being exposed to possible attack or damage, physically or emotionally.  Why we would choose to be so assailable? Brené Brown reminds us why. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity … Continue reading

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Embracing The Unfamiliar: Life Lessons From Dancing

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”~André Gide So, we hinge over from our waists, turning on one deeply bent leg, and spiral our torsos fully around as … Continue reading

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How Dancing Saved My Life

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Sounds dramatic, right?  Yet, I realized once again last week that the seeming hyperbole is actually spot on in so many ways. I had been sitting alone in my kitchen, crying.  Feeling powerless to help…

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