Category Archives: Mindful

What Are You Practicing?

I took a yoga class yesterday for the first time in several years.  It was an excellent, thoughtful class and I am really glad I went to it. It was also a very challenging class.  Every pose had been difficult … Continue reading

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How To Refresh Your Soul

After an exceptionally busy time creating and performing over the past nine months, along with some volunteer projects, I’ve come to a break.  Now the real challenge begins! I.e. time to pause, look inward and, ideally, figure out next steps. … Continue reading

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Mind Games: Life Lessons From Dancing

At the end of dance class yesterday with my mentor and dance idol, I asked for some help with a difficult inversion (handstand) we had worked on in class.  This particular movement requires buckets of control, balance, flexibility, and upper … Continue reading

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Got Flexibility?

Flexibility in the sense of “being ready and able to change to adapt to different circumstances.”  Of course, the flexibility of mind and spirit that eases our adaptability appears in tangible form in the body: as suppleness, pliability, pliancy.  The … Continue reading

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Everyday Magic: The Small Deeds of Ordinary Folk

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I’ve found.  It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.”~J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien’s wise observation came to … Continue reading

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The Glow of Flow, or Optimal Experience

  “….[T]he best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times…The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile….”~Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … Continue reading

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