Tag Archives: expansiveness

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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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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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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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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A Sense of Belonging: Santa Hat Chronicles

“…[F]or most of history, we didn’t live in families.  We lived in small communities that gave us our sense of safety and place in the world….The blessing and the tragedy of modern life is that we don’t need our community … 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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