Category Archives: Mindful

Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
“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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What Would Bold Look Like?

That’s what I asked W yesterday when I noticed a lament of hers rear its self-limiting head.  And it’s the question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly lately, especially when I feel stuck or frustrated. For boldness requires daring, courage, leaping … Continue reading

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being like water

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
let me be like water still echoing a mirror reflection connecting without adhering and yes, always flowing an internal knowing the eternal let me be like water ? ? ?

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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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Sparking Generosity

  One of my adult kiddos just conceived of and single-handedly spearheaded the planning, funding and implementation for an event to enrich the imaginations and lives of 100 young students from an underserved area nearby.  Students she doesn’t know and … Continue reading

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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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