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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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On Soaring

  It probably started a week ago when this tiny, handmade bowl caught my eye on an unexpected detour to a shop on an errand.  The minute I saw the dish, I could feel a swelling of  my spirit, inspired … Continue reading

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On Cultivating Joy

“We may think of joy as something that happens spontaneously.  But joy needs to be practiced and cultivated in order to grow.“~Thich Nhat Hanh Soon after I came across this wise reminder in Thich Nhat Hanh’s small but profound jewel … Continue reading

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We Are Dancing for Those Who Can’t

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I don’t know when my dancing practice fundamentally changed–to include a conscious intention to dance for those who cannot.  Whether sidelined by injury, stymied by illness or stilled by persecution.  And even for those who…

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It Matters, We Matter

The man standing next to me taking Jazzercise class today is 92 years old.  He took up Jazzercise a couple of weeks ago.  And rode his bicycle to and from class on this 30-degree morning. Whoa. So, when I felt … Continue reading

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Possibility: Opening The Door Wider

What do “always,” “never,” and “I’m (not) the kind of person who….” have in common? They signal limitations when referring to someone, limitations that are often untrue and frequently undesirable. And for me, now, those words and phrases have a … Continue reading

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When Falling Isn’t Failing

I fall down a lot.  Sure, many of my falls are intentional, a key part of my modern/postmodern dancing. But I also have a noteworthy number of unplanned stumbles, trips, totters.  All of which have gotten me to think a … Continue reading

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