Tag Archives: aliveness

Cultivating Aliveness!

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”~Hafiz It’s been a bumpy ride around here, lately.  Not earth shattering, but sufficiently unsettling and discouraging to be enervating. My plan had been to go dancing today.  But after … 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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Yes! We ARE Artists

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it … 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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The Magical Potion of Passion

  Last night, a faraway friend came for dinner and described his excitement at getting back to his passion: scuba diving.  I knew both about the longstanding passion and the lengthy gap between now and when he used to dive … Continue reading

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whispers of the heart

I am your soul’s breath warmed by desire now caught, calling to you I am the tingling electrifying your skin, racing your pulse, echoing your heart I am the smile drenching your lips, igniting your eyes in delight: passion’s undeniable … Continue reading

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

  “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 their regret in not pursuing … Continue reading

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