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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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Grace Is A Rainbow

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Grace.  I think about it a lot.  As a dancer, of course, but also as a human being. Grace is a funny and amazing thing.  People talk about it a lot, yet often have trouble…

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Still Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner…

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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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The Importance of Showing Up

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I cannot remember the last time I danced as poorly as I did today.  I had half decided not to go to class as I had been feeling under the weather. Then, when I went…

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How To Talk To Our Bodies

With gratitude, receptiveness and reverence, I would humbly submit. If you’re breathing right now, and I am guessing that you are, your body is achieving some amazing, highly complex activity, as you know.  Same for reading.  I’m not conversant with … Continue reading

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