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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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Compromise and Integrity: Life Lessons from Dancing

How do we hold onto our integrity?  What do we choose to give up when we can’t “have it all?” That’s what yesterday’s fabulous and challenging dance class raised for me. The questions came up as I stood on the … Continue reading

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It’s Always Time for Kindness

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson While I am deeply grateful for my life, I was having some rough days.  Yesterday, as I headed … Continue reading

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Passion Is A Rocket

The majestic power of people’s passion. That’s what the film “October Sky” fleshes out so gloriously.  We hadn’t watched the movie in years, but when we viewed it again recently we caught the contagious glow from the amazing, inspiring, and … Continue reading

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furiously dancing haiku

dance the demons out lift and twirl them all about catharsis! we shout ~~~ dance the pain away bounding, soaring, rolling, play let soul purify ~~~ dance your dreams again embody and enliven igniting vision ~~~ pure perseverance? joy deliverance! … Continue reading

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Getting Crazier

“You’ve just got to get crazier.”  That’s what Pina Bausch, the late genius and artist/choreographer reportedly urged one of her dancers whom Bausch was spurring on to dig more deeply, take more risks.  Brilliant. Somehow, in the daily spiritual wear … Continue reading

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Tinglingly Alive

Don’t you just love when you’ve entered that wondrous zone of vibrancy? Time and worry fall magically away!  You’re totally absorbed by what you’re doing!  You’re functioning at the outer reaches of your ability!  You are riding high! Yes, folks, … Continue reading

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