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Bliss Is Our Compass

Taking stock of a summer of creative projects so that I can determine how to move forward, I flounder. Falter. Which step to take, in what direction?  It feels discouraging to scour the landscape for a path and find none. … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

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 party “…if I was still … 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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Musings from the Marshlands: When One Way Doesn’t Work….

…another will. The enormous great blue heron feeding close by on the marsh has been reminding me of that important heron wisdom.  One of the things heron teaches is that when one way doesn’t work, another will. The heron draws … Continue reading

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More Vulnerability: Life Lessons from Dancing

Being in performance mode again last week highlighted for me that ever present, and often loathed, human condition: vulnerability.  We human types are constantly “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Yet, we often … Continue reading

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Something To Live For (Still)

  I’ve found myself repeatedly in situations lately in which I’ve attempted to recount all of the amazing gifts dance has bestowed me…boundlessly enriching and expanding my life. Since I am rededicating myself to sharing this dance passion as broadly … Continue reading

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Making Art Is A Political Act–Reprise

Choreographer and master dance teacher, Dan Wagoner, used to us to remind us often of this truth, which I wrote about here.  His wise words have echoed endlessly for me… perhaps no more so than these days. So, I was … Continue reading

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