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Surprise Yourself: Life Lessons from Dancing

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“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,…

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What Would Bold Look Like?

That’s what I asked W yesterday when I noticed a lament of hers rear its self-limiting head.  And it’s the question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly lately, especially when I feel stuck or frustrated. For boldness requires daring, courage, leaping … Continue reading

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Embracing The Unfamiliar: Life Lessons From Dancing

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”~André Gide So, we hinge over from our waists, turning on one deeply bent leg, and spiral our torsos fully around as … Continue reading

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The Sorceress of Reinvention

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? “Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.”~Arianna Huffington Constantly decomposing and recomposing, the marsh is a boundless re-inventor. Like some wild and magical artist, she splashes vivid colors and pungent scents on the canvas, drenching…

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The Courage to Experiment: Life Lessons from Dancing

“Life is trying things to see if they work.”~Ray Bradbury Heh.  Well, after my previous post, trumpeting the importance about cultivating courage to venture again and again out of our comfort zones, fast forward to today.  When I need to … Continue reading

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Conversation: Reaching Across The Space Between

I am standing in dance class, watching the gorgeous, masterful teacher demonstrate the movement for the umpteenth time.  Movement that is seemingly simple, yet turns out to be highly challenging, even for those of us who have been dancing for … Continue reading

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On Starting Over

“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.”~Nick Hornby To you, does the phrase “starting over” carry a whiff, or more, … Continue reading

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