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Spaciousness: Life Lessons from Dancing

  Having abundant space or roominess. Being large in range or scope. These qualities have been my focus for quite awhile for my dancing and teaching dance.  Taking up more space when we move and constantly striving for the most … Continue reading

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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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Personal Legend: Life Lessons from Dancing (Encore)*

“A Personal Legend is the reason you are here…You can fill your hours and days with things that are meaningless. But you know you have a reason to be here….It is the only thing that gives you enthusiasm….”~Paulo Coelho These … Continue reading

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Courage or Comfort: A Dialogue in Hip Hop

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
As much as I wanted to attend, I almost didn’t get myself to a recent hip hop class with some renowned master artists.  ‘Didn’t think my temperamental, 58-year-old joints and tetchy ego could handle it.…

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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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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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Fear As A Springboard

“Fear itself made her daring.”~Ovid I bought this book for a friend recently, then had second thoughts about whether it was a good match for her. When I opened the journal this morning before I packed it up to return … Continue reading

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