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When Time Falls Away: Ah, Transcendence!

  I had not planned to go to the studio today. Then the morning fell apart in a cascade of cancelled plans after a long drive and a return through multiple construction delays.  Very minor irritations, I know.  Still leaving … 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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Dancing Is My Church: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
When I read musician Sarah McLachlan’s words recently, that “music is my church…” I didn’t really need to read any further. I knew exactly what she meant. Because dancing is my church. It took me…

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Why Let Go?

  Letting go of possessions, things, clearing the house, donating invites spaciousness lightens…. Letting go of rules, constraints, forms in writing permits possibilities to pour forth….. Letting go of unhelpful habits, of self-sabotage and self-defeat welcomes wellness, relaxing into growth…. … Continue reading

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The Practice Is The Thing: Devotion

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … 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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