Tag Archives: self

Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~Andre Gide We are in heavy duty dance performance mode now. After months and months, and in some cases years,…

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, Mindful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dance, Inspiration, Mindful, possibility and expansiveness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

grace rising

  like the majesty breathed by earth’s mystery within each of us: possibility promise grace “Write a thousand luminous secrets upon the wall of existence.”~Hafiz  

Posted in Inspiration, Nature, poetry, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Gasping Glory of Making Art

  Recently, we attended a concert of music and dance at a high school where I had guest taught.  There were many, many talented young artists sharing their work on an extensive, ambitious program. Yet, one of the standout moments … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Dance, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Are You Doing Your Work?

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Your “work” being your calling or your passion or your raison d’etre. Recently, I attended a rich discussion by a panel of gifted, acclaimed choreographers (Wendy Whelan, David Dorfman, Ronald K. Brown, Brian Brooks).  I…

Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, possibility and expansiveness, Soulful, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Transformation: The Elixir Is Inside Us

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”~Dean Jackson “You have the opportunity to transform … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, Soulful, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

scudding to possibility

the great blue heron swoops, sweeping a curtain of clouds from the newborn sky blanketing us with dawn and peers down from his roost as if to say: how will you paint this day’s nascence?      

Posted in Inspiration, Kindness/Generosity, Mindful, poetry, Soulful | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments