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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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Showing Up: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Mermaid and the Marsh:
To show up is to be present, and open.  And ultimately, it is to be vulnerable. I’ve been thinking a lot about showing up lately, as I am back at it with a…

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Mess: Life Lessons from Dancing

Brainstorming with a young dancer pal for an upcoming performance provided unexpected treasure recently.  As the organizer of the event, I’ve created some plans and parameters for the work, which has structure and is also to be largely improvised. Some … Continue reading

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An Invitation For Playfulness: Santa Hat Chronicles

The night clerk stocking shelves calls over to me with a big grin on his face, “Hey, Santa, I’ve been really good this year!”  He proceeds to joke with me about how he hopes I’ll be  rewarding his behavior at … Continue reading

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How Expansive Can You Be?

That was the challenge posed to us in dance class today. Sure, it was directly in reference to performing the movement, which had such abundant possibility.  Just begging us to stretch our limits, or our perceived limits anyway. Cover more … Continue reading

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The Treasures of Collaboration

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”~Helen Keller The images in this post are the product of my collaboration with the multitalented photographer Nikki Carrara.  Sure, I had some movement prepared that I wanted photographed. … Continue reading

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Welcome: The Priceless Gifts of Hospitality

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.”~Julia Child Julia’s wise, evocative words have been echoing for me lately as we prepare to host … Continue reading

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