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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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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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New Dawn, New Year: No Nonsense

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and … Continue reading

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We Matter: Santa Hat Chronicles

Yesterday, I offered a holiday-themed dance class.  I had invested a good amount of time and thought in it and was giving the class free of charge in honor of the season. A few people had contacted me, saying they … Continue reading

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Precious Cracks: A Message Of Resilience

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended.  Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the … Continue reading

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Practicing Resilience: Life Lessons from Dancing

The multifaceted, community event I have been helping to organize for the past 3 and 1/2 months was beginning to unravel the other day.  The day before the event :). As a series of phone calls, emails and conversations in … Continue reading

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