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Monday Love to your Sense of Belonging and your Embodied Alchemy journey starts this afternoon!

By | September 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”  ~ Margaret Mead Where do you feel a sense of belonging? Are you part of something bigger than yourself? Do you agree that the sum of the parts can be greater than the whole? It’s [...]

Monday Love to your House in Order and shout out to Adelle & Joanie at The Synergy Studio in San Antonio!

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

“3 moves is as good as a fire!”  ~ Anonymous How do you deal with all of the stuff in your life? Is it easy for you to stay organized? What’s your approach to letting go of things that have outlived their usefulness? The quote above about either relocating or having your house burn down points to [...]

Monday Love to your Sweet Slumber and hat tip to Amara Pagano and Azul!

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”  ~ Thomas Dekker How important is sleep to you? Does it seem like you get enough? How well do you sleep? Sleep is such an underrated and little-understood part of our lives. Whether we embrace it or avoid it, somewhere in the neighborhood of [...]

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Monday Love to your Self-Care Success and Hats off to WildCore Movement!

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”~Eleanor Roosevelt Are you a ‘giver’? Do you often put other people’s needs before your own? How much emphasis do you put on your own self-care? We’ve all heard the old saying that “life is a game of give and take.” And as we all know, [...]

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Monday Love to your Life of Learning and shout out to Cocréa and Wren LaFeet!

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”~Malcolm X Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Is there such a thing as too much knowledge? Does learning ever really stop? No matter how much you might get set in your ways, it seems like there’s always [...]

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Monday Love to your Range of Motion and Big Ups to The Philly Tribe!

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

“No Goal But This...” ~ Deva Premal & Miten) Have you ever gotten sore muscles from dancing or exercise? Do you ever find yourself waking up part of your body that you forgot about by doing a new move? How does your body communicate its limits with you? One of the great things about dancing is how it [...]

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Monday Love to your Upshift of Consciousness and Last Chance to Pack for Dance Camp Northwest!

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“What a long, strange trip it’s been!” ~ Robert Hunter (for the Grateful Dead) How many different chapters has your life had? Have you been around the block a few times, or are you just getting started? Have you always stayed true to the same path? My older brother Rafi once said to me, “Life is like [...]

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Monday Love to your Memes of Meaning and Congrats to Beloved Tickets Winner Knikki Cinocco

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

He who thinks he knows, doesn’t know. He who knows that he doesn’t know, knows. For in this context, to know is not to know. And not to know is to know.” ~ Joseph Campbell What are your words to live by? Do you have any mottos or maxims that keep you on track? What’s your [...]

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Monday Love to the Touch of Your Heart and follow Medicine Dance to Fort Flagler in August!

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever been ‘touched’ by a piece of music? Do you..

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Monday Love to your Long Roads of Summer!

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever been on vacation with barely a moment to spare? How do you hold together your work ..

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Monday Love to your Loving Lineage and Make Tracks to Guitarfish!

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever go back to your roots? How do you contribute to your community? What traditions do you find worth carrying forward into the future? Whether you’ve got kids or not, whether you’re part of a big extended family or not, or whether your circle of friends and community is large or small, there are [...]

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Monday Love to your True North Star plus an Embodiment Intensive and Eco-Tours with Visudha de los Santos!

By | July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

"In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong." ~ Pip, in 'Great Expectations' byCharles Dickens Have you ever done something just to impress someone? Have you ever made an assumption about what other people [...]

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Monday Love to your Sense of Self and enjoy a Farm-to-Table Dance with Julia Adam!

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve..." ~ Coco Chanel Have you ever thought about how people get the expressions they wear on their faces? Do you ever notice how so much of someone's personality shines through their [...]

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Monday Love to your Beautiful Beliefs and Join Us at the Boundless Campout in Boulder Creek!

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" ~ The White Queen in 'Through the Looking Glass' by Lewis Carroll What are some of your closely held beliefs? Which part of reality do you take for granted, and what do you constantly question? Have you ever had one of those moments of realization [...]

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Monday Love to your Big Picture Vision and Win Tickets to Beloved!

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , |

" Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time" ( Don Miguel Ruiz) Have you ever really had to restrain yourself? Do you sometimes have to hold back on an impulse? When is second guessing yourself a [...]

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Monday Love to your Pursuit of Excellence and all roads lead to One Dance Tribe!

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"Perfection is the enemy of excellence." (derived from Voltaire) Have you ever been stuck on the edge of a decision? Do you ever spend so much time making a choice that an opportunity slips by? How does it feel when a spur of the moment impulse turns out to be exactly the right move? Summer’s here [...]

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Monday Love to your Season of Summer and hats off to Critical Mass Dance Company!

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy..." ~ George Gershwin What does a holiday weekend represent to you? How do you make the most of time off when you get it? Do you have any traditions from long ago that you hold on to today? Here in America, where the warm weather of summer happens during these middle months [...]

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Monday Love to your Generations of Love and time to plan for freedomDANCE at Okreblue!

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings” ~ Goethe Does it ever seem like things are different now than when you were a kid? What are some of the generational shifts you’ve noticed? What’s new that is better, and what are some of the things you’re glad we’ve left behind? Generations [...]

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Monday Love to your Life’s Journey and props to the Planetary Dance!

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” ~ anon Have you ever considered your place in the grand scheme of things? Do you give your eventual legacy much thought? What are your cultural reference points? Sometimes you’ll hear the phrase that “history repeats itself” but more recently [...]

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Monday Love to your Words of Wisdom and shout out to Moving by Touch!

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever coined a term? Does your family or social group have some special inside language? Have you ever thought about how language our vocabulary comes into existence? Language is a fascinating thing. It’s almost like a living, breathing, ever-evolving entity. Metaphysically, the word is where it all begins. The path of manifestation begins with a [...]

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Monday Love to Your Creative Soul plus it’s time for Youth on Fire!

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

How do you define art? Is there a creative bone somewhere in your body? Does your definition of artist include you somewhere? Creativity is a funny thing. Life gives us all three dimensions of a material universe to exist in, and a soul with which to find inspiration and enact our will upon it. Some of [...]

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Monday Love to your Circle of Families and shout out to the The Body Now and Turning the Wheel!

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

How do you define the word family? Are you close with your blood relative? Do you spend more time with people you’ve come to know over the years? The word family can be a loaded term for some people. In one way or another, we all have some sort of family of origin. And through our [...]

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Monday Love to your Sublime State of Solitude + Are You Our New Ambassador?

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: |

Do you ever go online? Are you an Internet user? Do you have any social media accounts? I know your answer to at least one of those questions is “Well, duh!“ because after all, this is an email, and you had to fire up some sort of Internet-connected digital device to even read it. Very few people [...]

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Monday Love to your Creative Contribution and Congrats to Capacitor’s 20th Year!

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

How do you deal with your professional knowledge? What’s your relationship with your intellectual property? Does it ever feel like your supply is going to run low? Some people think that creativity is a zero-sum game. As if there is a limited supply in a bucket, and it’s in danger of running out. But really, creative [...]

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Monday Love to your Myths to Live by and hats off to WildCore and the Great Outdoors!

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you have an overarching belief system? Is there some philosophical underpinning to your existence? How do you reconcile the great mysteries of the universe with your daily life? Much like politics, the subject of faith or religion is one that is often avoided in polite conversation among mixed company around the dinner table. With this [...]

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Monday Love to your Meta Methods and Plan Your Trip to Sundance Camp in Turkey today!

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

Do you have a backup plan? How do you keep things running smoothly in your life? Are some of your processes dialed into a formula? Sometimes it's great to have things somewhat automated. When you get to be a pro at something the trick is to make a difficult task look easy. Remember — perfection is [...]

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Monday Love to your Possessions of Passion and Big Love to SoCal’s Tango Star!

By | March 20th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

What’s your relationship with your belongings? How do you deal with ’stuff’? Why is it that the things we own are a reflection of who we are? Everyone has a different way of making their way through the three dimensional world. And at the various ages and stages of our lives the importance of our stuff [...]

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Monday Love to your Dance with Drama and hat tip to Cosmotion in Ventura!

By | March 13th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

How’s your reaction time? Are you able to leap into action in a hurry? What do you do to stay nimble in case something unexpected arises? Sometimes life throws us a curve ball, and it serves us well to stay loose enough to catch it on the fly. You never really know when you might suddenly [...]

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Monday Love to your Superpower of Appreciation and shout-out to Paige Clem’s Firefly Album Debut!

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

How do you frame gratitude in your life? Have you ever thought about how it relates to appreciation? Why is it that grateful people seem to have a much easier time in life? It seems like a lot of people think that gratitude is something that only happens on special occasions. Like it’s something separate that [...]

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Monday Love to your Place of Presence and a Warm Welcome to our new Community Manager!

By | February 27th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever feel like you have to much on your plate? Do you sometimes bite off more than you can chew? Have you ever felt like there weren’t enough hours in the day? There are a lot of common platitudes that come to mind when we talk about time management. It takes poise, finesse, and [...]

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Monday Love to your Good Old Days and shout out to Dance of Psyche!

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Have you ever talked about the good old days? Do you ever find yourself comparing how things are now how they were then? What’s your relationship to change? It’s all too easy to make pat assumptions about times gone by. And the looking glass mirror of age distorts the view in both directions. On one hand, [...]

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Monday Love to your Contributor Culture and Valentine’s Biodanza in Marin!

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you know that great feeling you get when you help someone out? Have you ever found yourself stepping up to make a difference just because you can? Can you imagine how valuable your insight or wisdom might be to someone in need? Whenever you make a move that helps someone else out, you actually improve [...]

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Monday Love to your Algorithm of Life and Why Dance Education Matters by Judith Hanna

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever consider what drives the patterns you live in? Have you ever thought about what shapes your media and information landscape? Do you ever find yourself lost down a deep rabbit hole of information wondering just how in the heck you got there? One of the main hidden facts of the modern world you [...]

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Monday Love to your Co-creative Connection and shout out to Croatia’s incoming facilitators!

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever do any soul-searching when it comes to your personal relationships? Have you had reason to question your situation? What does the ideal relationship look like to you? Our world is full of idealized notions of what romance and relationships are supposed to look like. You see it in movies, hear it in songs, [...]

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Monday Love to Your Parallel Planes of Existence and Hat Tip to the UK’s 5Rhythms Master!

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you dream your life? Or do you live your dreams? How much of your reality is imposed upon you? And how much of your intention is imposed upon your reality? We all live in a three-dimensional physical world that’s full of things like news and cars and careers and social lives. Sometimes it can seem [...]

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Monday Love to Your Dream and shout out to Puget Sound’s Somatic Hot Spot!

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever had one of those moments of synchronicity that make you marvel at the universe? Do you sometimes experience a coincidence that is beyond explanation? Has a sudden hunch ever caused you to shift directions in a profound way? If you’ve ever doubted that we live in a non-linear universe, it’s moments like these [...]

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Monday Love to your Subtle Shifts and shout out to Starfish Dance and Yoga!

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever make a tiny shift and get a huge result? Have you ever adjusted something slightly and been surprised by the change? Does it ever seem like doing something differently might be more effort than it’s worth? Sometimes resistance rears it’s ugly head and keeps us in the same old rut. Other times it’s [...]

Monday Love to Your New Years Manifest Destiny!

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results."  ~ Albert Einstein It’s the dawn of 2018! Have you ever taken a look back on New Years and wondered why some of the things you were hoping to make happen didn’t manifest? Are you wary of making ‘resolutions’ because they don’t [...]

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Monday Love to your Families of Choice and Origin and Thank You for Dancing in 2017!

By | December 26th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever had a TV dinner on Christmas? How about Chinese food or Kentucky Fried Chicken? How does that contrast with a big feast with family and friends? It’s Christmas Day here in the USA, and regardless of what faith or culture you hail from, the world is basically on pause, and gifts and gatherings [...]

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Monday Love to the Secret Sauce of Your Smile and a host of hot Dance First member’s events for New Year’s!

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"“It's never what the other person is doing, being, or having. Who you are being in relation to that is what matters."  ~ Neale Donald Walsch Do you ever feel like you’re chasing after something? Is your external world a reflection of your internal state? What tools do you use to stay on center? This time of [...]

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Monday Love to your Feelings of Meaning and High-5 to Movement Medicine!

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"“If you’re not the hero of your own novel, then what kind of novel is it?"  ~Terence McKenna What would you call your metaphysical gas in your tank? What’s the real motivator that keeps you in motion? Where do you find meaning in your daily life? Most of us can easily point to immediate and tangible [...]

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Monday Love to your Happy Habits and shout out to Scheherazade School of Sacred Movement!

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about."  ~Shannon Alder Do you ever think about your routines? Are you a creature of habit? Are some of your patterns predictable? The thing about habits is that they come very naturally. It’s our nature as human beings to be able to navigate this complicated world [...]

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Monday Love to Your Mind Map of Excellence plus a peek inside the Medicine Dance experience!

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"Perfection is the enemy of excellence"  ~adaptation of Voltaire Do you have any unfinished projects lying around? Have you ever gotten started on something and not quite followed through to the end? Are some of your ideas perpetually on the back burner? There are as many reasons to procrastinate as there are people in the world. Sometimes [...]

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Monday Love to your Reverence for Life and all roads lead to Maui for One Dance Tribe!

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"What is this 'reverence for life?'"  ~unknown What do you revere? Have you ever thought about what the word ‘reverence’ means? Is there some place in your life where your passions and beliefs overlap that transport you to another level? In the shifting sands of the modern world, questions of the sacred and profane take on [...]

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Monday Love to your gender’s Highest Good plus Magic of the Muse with our Temple Body Arts leader!

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"The Dionysian is no picnic."  ~Camille Paglia Have you ever felt marginalized for any reason? Found yourself on the wrong end of a stereotype? Or worse yet, realized that your actions or assumptions were devaluing someone else in some way? Our culture is blowing up lately with ugly stories of invasions of personal sovereignty and gender [...]

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Monday Love to the Author of your Story and it’s Dickens Fair time again!

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware."  ~David Byrne What are the big stories of your life? Do you create your own narrative? Or do you sometimes feel like you’re a character in someone else’s novel? It’s fascinating to think about our place in the world in terms and how we fit in, stand [...]

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Monday Love to the Dark Side of Your Moon and Shout Out to Breema’s Nine Principle’s of Harmony

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

As you get older you become the person you always should have been.  ~David Bowie Do you like to dress up for Halloween? Is your shadow side happy to have fun poked at it once in a while? Does wearing your alter-ego feel more like home than your day-to-day attire? Here in the States we’re on [...]

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Monday Love to the Maker in You and heads up for Dancing Freedom’s Online Immersion and Guatemalan Training!

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity's evolution.  ~Timothy Leary Do you ever find yourself getting distracted by things on the internet? Does your social media stream sometimes feel like a bottomless pit? Have you ever wondered why we seem to have [...]

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Monday Love to the Secret Sauce of Your Smile and shout out to Azul and One Dance Tribe!

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Use your smile to change the world. Don't let the world change your smile. ~Anonymous Are you someone who hosts a dance? Do you teach classes or DJ somewhere? Maybe you’re on a team of volunteers that show’s up every week to make a gathering happen? If you’re like me, there’s something ineffable about getting together with [...]

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Monday Love to Life’s Flaming Curve Balls and Shout Out to Our Movement’s Living Legend!

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever had your day go sideways? Last night I’d planned on getting up and writing about my grandfather's mysterious indigenous roots, (his middle name was ‘Comanche’ and no one knows the real story), and philosophizing about the nature of human migration on this holiday formerly known as Columbus Day here in the US. And [...]

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Monday Love to your Sensitive Soul and shout out to Sierra Conscious Dance!

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever wonder just what the heck is going on? Find yourself trying to make sense of current events and not get overwhelmed? Does the news of the day sometimes knock your personal world off balance? Try as we might to stay in our own little bubbles and focus on our own lives, word about [...]

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Monday Love to Your Contributor Culture and Shout Out to Megha & Let Your Yoga Dance!

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ―Mr. Rogers Have you ever thought about what it means to be a contributor? Or wondered about that old saw about how you have [...]

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Monday Love to your Open Heart and get ready for the JourneyDance Global Event!

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love...” ―Erica Jong Have you ever opened your heart and been a savior? Stretched your resources or capacities to help a person or creature in need find a home? Have you ever put your own priorities aside in order to help another? Sometimes the universe tests us [...]

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Monday Love to your Bigger Person and Shout Out to Australia’s Global Innovator!

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“It’s never what the other person is having, doing, or saying — it’s how we react to it that matters” ―Neale Donald Walsch Do you always try to set a good example? Have you ever noticed someone imitating your behavior? Are you aware of it when you’re on top of your game? Cliches like ’take the [...]

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Monday Love to Your Cubic Centimeter of Chance and Props to Olympia’s #1 Community Builder!

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Carpe diem (seize the day)” ―Horace Happy Labor Day to my friends in the USA, and happy Monday to the rest of you! Do you ever have one of those moments where you notice something has slipped through your fingers? Have you ever missed an opportunity and then questioned yourself afterwards? Would you like to cultivate [...]

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#37 – Andrea Issacs – Founder of Enneamotion

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: general|

Andrea Isaacs, the creator of EnneaMotion, has been a trustworthy guide in the personal and spiritual realms for thirty years. Learn about her signature method and find out how the enneagram can transform you life. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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Monday Love to Your Ages and Stages and Shout Out to Philly’s Dance Tribe!

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Freedom is the sense of being capable of actions solely motivated by love.” ―Rudolf Steiner Do you ever notice your tastes changing over time? Have you ever been super involved in something, only to outgrow it and leave it behind? What is it in your life that remains consistent and evolves with you over time? From [...]

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Monday Love to Your Once-in-a-Lifetime Eclipse and Big Ups to Bhakti Fest!

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Your body is a microcosm of the universe…” ―Anna Halprin Have you ever wondered about our place in the universe? Does contemplating the cosmos make you feel small? What if your consciousness is just a fractal representation of reality? You’ve probably had that experience of being outside on a clear night, far from the lights of [...]

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Monday Love to Deja Vu and You and Come Home to the Body with Oakland’s Dance Fitness Hero!

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.” ―Pangloss, in Voltaire’s Candide Have you ever felt like you’ve been here before? Do you ever find yourself circling back to a previous point in time? Is it possible that time is actually a spiral loop that just seems like a straight line due [...]

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Monday Love to your Five Happiness Rituals and Journey to Tenerife for Embodied Unity!

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“ To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future.” ―Bertrand Russell Have you ever wanted to simplify [...]

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Monday Love to Our Moving Field & Your Chance for InterFusion Tickets inside!

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It is the language of the soul.” ―Gabrielle Roth Do you ever feel like you’re a rare bird in your area? Does your dance world feel unusual and unique? Are you the only one carrying the banner for conscious dance in your neck of the woods? Sometimes it’s easy to [...]

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Monday Love Secret to Predictably Awesome Days & Your Tickets to GuitarFish Inside!

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“It’s always the great people who arrive on time and seemingly have all the time in the world.” ―Antony Armstrong-Jones Have you ever struggled with your productivity? Do you ever wonder why some days are great and others just aren't in the flow? Do you ever feel like you are behind the eight ball in this technologically [...]

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Monday Love to your Magical Myth and props to Maui’s Eco-Somatic Online Innovator!

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ―George Santayana Does life ever present itself to in mythological terms? Do current events or your day-to-day life ever seem to resonate with some grand scheme of things? Does it help to put your story in context by viewing it through the larger lens of history? You’ve [...]

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Monday Love to your Tripod of Transformation and BELOVED TICKETS you can win!

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , |

“Comparison is the thief of joy” ― Theodore Roosevelt Have you ever thought about what it takes to succeed?  Do you see all sorts of recipes for success everywhere? Has it ever seemed like there’s some secret sauce you’re missing to find fulfillment? Sometimes it feels like we’re spinning around in circles while everyone else is [...]

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Monday Love to your Inter-dependence and hats off to Breema Bodywork!

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“ The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change ” ― Heraclitus Have you ever felt like something was never going to shift? Or had the impression that some situation was permanent, and would never be any different? Maybe you became resigned to something and gave up on waiting? When you’re deep in the middle of [...]

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#36 – Zorina Wolf – Whole Person Drumming

By | July 2nd, 2017|Categories: general|

Zorina Wolf is a well-loved leader in the world of rhythm. Her new book Whole Person Drumming tells her story and provides readers with an entire system and wealth of tips for bringing the joy of rhythm and embodiment into day to day life. Learn about her history with Baba Olotunji and TaKeTiNa and [...]

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Monday Love to Your Happiness Quotient and Solstice Salutations to San Antonio’s Somatic Leader!

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"All You Need is Love." ~ Lennon - McCartney Are you the kind of person who seeks out unique experiences? Would you say that your friendships and community are really important for you? Do you ever go out of your way to find novel activities? You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “you can’t take it with you.” [...]

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Monday Love to your Family Flow and big ups to JourneyDance for 20 great years!

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love." ~ don Miguel Ruiz Have you ever heard the phrase “pick your battles?” Do you ever get in over your head and sometimes wish that you had just “left well enough alone?” Do you know anyone who is short on tact, but long [...]

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Monday Love to Your Mighty Pen and Kudos to Ecstatic Awakening Dance!

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"The pen is mightier than the sword" ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton Have you ever struggled to communicate? Do you find getting your point across with the written word to be difficult? Why do some people seem to have a knack for writing while others always have a hard time? Maybe you’ve doubted your ability to write clearly. [...]

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Monday Love to Your Spot in the Circle and plan to Dance Across Borders in Bordeaux!

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

We have to stop consuming our culture. We have to create culture." ~ Terence McKenna Have you ever came across someones work and said to yourself, “How in the heck did they do that?” When you see some amazing project, performance, or work of art that leaves you speechless do you nod your head in wonder [...]

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Tuesday Love to your Superintelligence and shout out to The Soiled Dove!

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

What do you hang on to that’s ‘old school’? Are there things in your world that are supposedly obsolete, yet still more satisfying than their ‘new-and-improved’ replacements? Why do you cling to the old ways when our modern world offers so much technological convenience? It’s easy to be cynical when we scan the headlines and wonder [...]

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Monday Love to your Movement Metaphor and Shout Out to So-Cal’s Conscious Tango Star!

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever find yourself looking for an easy way to describe things? Trying to find some verbal or written method to get your point across? There’s no question that effective communication is the key to making things happen, whether it’s business, personal, or simply navigating through the necessities of life. No matter who you are [...]

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Monday Love to your Body Politic and Props to DF’s Whole Person Drummer!

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever find yourself totally drawn in to some external drama? Notice yourself becoming so absorbed in some spectacle or chain of events that you’re obsessively following every nuance of the story? It’s human nature to follow a gripping story, and there’s few things more compelling than a slow-motion train wreck unfolding before our eyes. [...]

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Monday Love to Your Subtle Shifts & Shout Out to The Body Now!

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever get stuck in a rut? Find yourself doing the same thing in the same way over and over? Sometimes it’s great to really get something down pat so you don’t have to give it much of your bandwidth, that’s the way we’re hardwired to learn. But sometimes when you look at your results, [...]

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Monday Loving You for Four Years and Props to the East Bays Deep Diving 5Rhythms Star!

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever noticed what happens when you stick with something? Is there anything in your life that’s been going on long enough to show results you weren’t expecting when you began? Sometimes just hanging in there can produce results you weren’t even expecting when you started out. This is the 208th edition of Monday Love! [...]

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By | April 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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Monday Love to your Inner Greatness and All Roads Lead to Dance Camp!

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be great? Greatness is one of those things that we all aspire to in some way or another, but what exactly does it mean? Who are the people in your life who live up to the term? Some people think that greatness is something we are born [...]

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Monday Love to your Inner Innovator plus Goat Ballet is for real!

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever heard someone say “There's nothing new under the sun”? Or sometimes you'll hear the phrase “what's old is new again.” How do those ideas square with your own experience of creativity? Have you ever come up with something that seemed totally original? Innovation is a huge buzzword in today's culture and of course [...]

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Tuesday Love to your Purpose and Passion, and Props to Gabrielle’s Golden Girl!

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Dream your life, live your dreams! ~ anon Do you ever do something just for the fun of it? Make an effort to go somewhere or work with someone just because you know it will be worthwhile in some non-linear way? Is there something in your life that’s more rewarding than just financial? They say that [...]

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#35 – Erica Hornthal – Founder of Chicago Dance Therapy

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Erica Hornthal is a leader in the world of Dance Movement Therapy and in this interview you'll learn a great deal about the field and how the practice helps a wide variety of people ranging from young kids to the elderly. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes [...]

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#34 – Sofiah Thom – Temple Body Arts leader and co-founder of Danyasa Eco-Retreat

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Sofiah Thom is an all-around somatic pioneer with a wealth of experience and an original approach. Learn about her unique offerings and her history in the field of conscious dance. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#33 – Wendy Roman – Co-founder of Rhythmwood Retreat and host of the Rhythmwood Soul Journey

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Wendy Roman is a well-loved leader trained in several modalities including the Nia Technique, Soul Motion, and Dance Our Way Home. She created the Rhythmwood Retreat together with her husband building the lodge and studio from materials sourced directly from the land. She has an inspiring story and an enlivening spirit that is sure [...]

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#32 – YaAcov Darling Khan: Founder of Movement Medicine

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

We cover a wide range of topics and get deep into some movement philosophy in this second interview with the founder of Movement Medicine. One of the most articulate and well-spoken leaders in the field, celebrating the publication of his new book on the practice. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer [...]

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#31 – Dr. Lori Baudino BC-DMT: Noted parenting expert and Dance / Movement Therapist.

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

This is an amazing interview that's full of insights and practical tips for anyone with kids or an interest in Dance/Movement Therapy in general. Dr. Lori Baudino is an inspiring leader in the field who loves helping parents and families communicate better and flow with more ease and grace through the application of "Body [...]

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#30 – JoAnna Mendl-Shaw – Creator of The Equus Projects

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Super inspiring interview with a leader in inter-species communication, JoAnna Mendl-Shaw is a long-time innovator bringing horses and dancers together in a wide variety of settings. Learn about what we have to gain about developing presence and being in the moment when we consciously dance with these remarkable creatures. Subscribe [...]

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#29 – Jamie Marich: Creator of Dancing Mindfulness

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Jamie Marich is the creator of Dancing Mindfulness and author of the book by the same name. She's the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, an educational organization dedicated to serving a variety of populations. Learn how her practice has evolved over the years, and find out why a moving mindfulness practice is [...]

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#29 – Jamie Marich: Creator of Dancing Mindfulness

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Jamie Marich is the creator of Dancing Mindfulness and author of the book by the same name. She's the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, an educational organization dedicated to serving a variety of populations. Learn how her practice has evolved over the years, and find out why a moving mindfulness practice is so effective. [...]

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#28 – Avital Miller: Author of Healing Happens – 23 Stories of Healing Against All Odds

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: general|

Meet Avital Miller, dancer, healer, author, and health and wellness advisor. After turning her own supposedly incurable health conditions around she became inspired to learn how to help others along the holistic path. Her groundbreaking book project contains 23 stories of healing against the odds to inspire a new awareness and positive beliefs in [...]

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#27 – Ya’Acov Darling Khan: Co-creator of Movement Medicine

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: general|

This interview will blow your mind, his story of meeting his mentor is beyond belief! Enjoy this amazing conversation! Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#26 – Alana Shaw: Founder of Turning the Wheel

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Alana Shaw is the founding director of Turning the Wheel, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the leadership and embodiment skills of the upcoming generation of leaders. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#25 – Jonathan Horan: Director of 5Rhythms Global and leader of The Dancing Path

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Born dancing at Esalen, and tasked with carrying the torch of 5Rhythms after the passing of his mother Gabrielle Roth, Jonathan describes his early journey and what it's like to sit at the helm of arguably the world's most influential conscious dance modality. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on [...]

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#24 – Sanford Lewis: Director of An Intimate Dance.

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You'll have a much better understanding of Contact Improv and the dynamic global culture around it after listening to this interview with environmental lawyer / documentary film producer. Listen now and host a screening party when 'An Intimate Dance' is released! Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes [...]

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#23 – Banafsheh Sayyad: Creator of Dance of Oneness®

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You'll be inspired by the depth and clarity of Banafsheh's approach to life, movement, and spirit. This Iranian-born master dance artists 'transformational philosophy' is grounded in the work of Rumi and carries with it an element of the ancient, eternal, and mystic. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes [...]

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#22 – Howard Glasser: Founder of the Children’s Success Foundation and creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Meet the man who is behind a movement towards logical way of rearing our children. In a recent article in Esquire Magazine "The Drugging of the American Boy" where they note the shocking statistics on ADHD medication in the US, Howard's Nurtured Heart Approach is highlighted as a holistic light shining in the darkness [...]

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#21 – Kathy Altman & Lori Saltzman: Twin forces behind Open Floor Movement

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Exciting conversation with two of the main leaders behind Open Floor Movement and Open Floor International. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#20 – Ekayani: Vision and voice of Yoga on the Dance Floor.

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Ekayani is the singularly-titled inspiration behind Yoga on the Dance Floor. Together with creative partner and electronic dance musician Tom Glide, they offer a music and dance experience that is on another level. She knows the lore behind the lyrics, and infuses everything she touches with spirit. You'll want to download their entire album, [...]

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#19 – Adrianne Tabet: Founder of the Moving Steps Foundation

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You are going to have a much deeper understanding of the transformative power of dance in peoples lives after listening to this interview. Learn how she has established a program with in a very difficult system, and the many different ways it is having a positive effect on people. Movement helps these troubled woman [...]

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#18 – Erica Ross, founder of Dance Our Way Home and leader of The Move in Toronto

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Delighted to feature a mover and shaker from up north that's been on our radar for a long time. She's got a great story to tell going back to the early days of disco and how the freedom she found in those clubs led to a life dedicated to movement. Prepare to be inspired [...]

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#17 – Kellita, creator of Showgirl Awakening

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Today you are meeting Kellita, an award-winning showgirl and burlesque dancer, and creator of the transformative mentorship program designed to unleash your inner showgirl and lead you to the streets of San Francisco for Carnaval. In this bright and lively interview, you'll be inspired by the levels of consciousness that are connected through her [...]

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#16 – Maureen ‘Momo’ Freehill: Founder of Butopia and creator of The Present Movement

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

With a background in multiple disciplines including Japanese Butoh and radical environmentalism, 'Momo' is a mover and shaker on the rise that you should know about. She's an articulate advocate for the body's role in our lives and the environment, and with an eco-movement retreat off the grid in the wilds of British Columbia [...]

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#15 – Dr. James Gordon: Founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC.

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

This man's work is in total alignmenet with our work here at Dance First. In this interview you'll learn how policy as changing and how holistic methods are being recognized as beneficial to a wide variety of populations in need. Jim works on the front lines in conflicts and war zones around the world, [...]

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#14 – Adelle Brewer: Founder of the Synergy Studio in San Antonio and leading Nia trainer

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Adelle has a vibrant spirit and inspiring attitude. Learn how her childhood vision gave her a thread to her current work. This leader is a powerhouse in her local community, and has put San Antonio on the map as a mecca for movement. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on [...]

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#13 – Sridhar Silberfein: Founder of Bhakti Fest

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Sridhar has an amazing story that rarely gets told, we're treated to a tour of turning points along the journey from humble health food pioneer to leading festival phenomenon. Learn about his work with Ram Dass and his vision for spreading the Bhakti and Shakti vibes. Subscribe to the Conscious [...]

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#12 – Mary Pinizzotto: Creator of the Freebox Everyday Dance Video Project

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Shooting a different dance video every day for a year might seem daunting for some, but not for Mary Pinizzotto. Armed with only a laptop and a handheld video camera, she succeeded in creating a 365 video body of work. Ranging from tango at Target to waltzing in Walmart and even dancing with bikers [...]

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#11 – Katie Hendricks: Body Intelligence expert and transformational co-founder of the Hendricks Institute.

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Filled with tips and practical advice for facilitators who are eager to cultivate transformation into their practices, this interview with Katie Hendricks will inspire you to bring your gifts to the world. Drawing on her diverse background as a dancer, dance therapist, and relationship expert, she connects the dots between some of the most [...]

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#10 – Gay Hendricks: Reknowned relationship and noir fiction writer, and key force behind the Body Intelligence Summit.

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

In one of our most inspiring interviews to date, Gay Hendricks shares his early fall into embodiment, and names some very interesting figures along the way, including Ram Dass fresh from his first trip to India, and Jack Downing a Rolfing pioneer. Plus he said I asked one of the best questions he's had [...]

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#9 – Sondra Fraleigh: Founder of EastWest Somatics

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Sondra Fraleigh is a living legend who has an incredible depth of knowledge about the roots and origins of somatics and movement therapy. She's one of very few people fortunate enough to have studied under Mary Wigman, widely regarded as one of the formative figures in the development of what's known today as dance [...]

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#8 – Debbie Rosas: Visionary leader of The Nia Technique

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

You'll learn some fascinating things about Nia and the inspirational leader at the helm. Debbie shares some key insights into the evolution of one of the worlds top modalities, and reveals her secret to staying sharp on human anatomy. She's truly a dynamic leader and a huge contributor to the movement. I'm thrilled to [...]

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#7 – Fred Sugerman: Founder of Medicine Dance

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Wide ranging interview with Medicine Dance's Fred Sugerman. We discussed many juicy topics including the edge between performance and witnessing, cultural shifts toward embodiment, and the value of immersions and retreats. LA-based Sugarman is a real visionary with a great approach to movement and life. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer [...]

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#6 – Lamara Heartwell: Co-founder of the Body Intelligence Summit and Co-host of the Conscious Dancer podcast

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: general|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is a lively recap of the Body Intelligence Summit. We're both excited about the themes and throughlines that appeared and devoted most of this call to connecting the dots between the wide range of participants in the summit. Lamara and I produced the Body Intelligence Summit together with Gay & Katie Hendricks and [...]

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#5 – Wren LaFeet: Creator of Cocréa™

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: general|Tags: , , , , , , |

Partner dancing improvisational maestro Wren LaFeet tells us how it all got started and where it's going. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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Monday Love to Your Inner Muse and Kudos to Costa Rica’s Somatic Pioneer!

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“The pen is mightier than the sword” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton Have you ever wondered if you’re a ‘writer’? Do you have a story to tell, and idea to share, or an original concept that could change the world? Or have you ever kept a journal? Jotted down your thoughts and feelings just to keep a personal [...]

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#4 – Samantha Sweetwater: Founder of DancingFreedom

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: general|

In which Samantha relates the surpising stories of her early years and more. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#3 – Cynthia Winton-Henry: Co-founder of InterPlay

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: general|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A delightful conversation with Cynthia Winton-Henry about leadershipo, play and improvisation, the pillars of InterPlay. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#2 – Toni Bergins: Creator of JourneyDance

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: general|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A one-on-one conversation with the energetic founder of JourneyDance, Toni Bergins. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#1 – Daria Halprin: Co-founder of the Tamalpa Institute and creator of the Life/Art Process

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: general|

Inspiring interview conducted by Mark Metz and Jade Blackadar with Daria Halprin at the historic Mountain Home Studios in Marin where she and her mother Anna Halprin have developed the Life/Art Process. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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Monday Love to What’s New For You & Big Love to the Soul Kitchen!

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” ~ Emma Goldman How often do you try something new just for the heck of it? Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the same routine? When was the last time you did something that was totally outside of your box? They [...]

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Monday Love to Your Gift of Presence & Props to Debbie Rosas’s Contribution to Your Field

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

"Eighty percent of success is showing up." ~ Woody Allen Do you make a habit out of giving the gift of presence? Do you understand what it means to show up somewhere just for the sake of showing up? Have you ever had that feeling that told you to go ahead and be somewhere just in [...]

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Monday Love to Life’s Curve Balls and a Twisted Cabaret not to be missed!

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

How do you react when life throws you a curve ball? I’m sure you’ve had moments when ‘the best laid plans’ went sideways, and you’ve had to suddenly shift direction in a totally unexpected way. Do you panic and amp up the stress? Or do you roll with the punches and go with the flow? The [...]

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Tuesday Love to your Soul’s Calling, and Shout Out to Embodied Activism for Renewal

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you ever question your calling? Ask yourself what’s your purpose in the world, what you were put here to do? Have you spent a lot of time ‘searching’ for it, trying one thing after another, looking outside yourself for the thing that makes [...]

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Monday Love to your hat in the ring and join Lucy Wallace for SoulSweat in Hawaii

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever ‘put your hat in the ring’? ‘Rolled the dice’ to see what you could make happen? Set an intention and then followed through with the appropriate action, even if it felt like a long-shot? “Putting yourself out there” is one of the things we all have to do in life. Whether it’s as [...]

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Tuesday Love to your shifting beliefs and shout out to Canada’s Movement and Money Maestro

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever had a belief shift? Made a fundamental change in the way you approach something? It seems that in order to function in the world we need to have many of our systems on autopilot, yet when we’ve got a faulty program in place, (to use the computer metaphor) we find ourselves repeating patterns [...]

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Monday Love to your ‘Model’ self, and Kudos to Critical Mass – So-Cal’s dynamic dance theater

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time." ~ don Miguel Ruiz Have you ever heard the expression “Lead by example?” Sometimes referred to as “Monkey see, monkey do?” Whether you want to get all [...]

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Monday Love to your dream wisdom and kudos to WildCore’s high country leader!

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Dream your life — live your dreams!"~ unknown Are you in touch with your dreams? Do you pay much attention to what goes on in your head at night while you are sleeping or keep track in a journal? Have you ever had a dream that was so important or memorable that it became a turning [...]

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Monday Love to who you’re becoming and shout out to special population’s special teacher!

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Success is inevitable. (As long as you never give up, and keep doing the work on yourself.)" ~ Christian Mickelsen Have you ever thrown in the towel? Completely given up on something that once meant a lot to you? Just plain called it quits and walked away from a project or a dream or a relationship [...]

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Monday Love to your hidden hunch and Write in the Beat with Dance First’s most literary leader!

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.” ~ Malcolm McLaren Have you ever had a hunch about something that proved correct? Taken the leap to dive in on a project or a course of action because [...]

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Tuesday Love to your most valuable asset and props to Open Floor’s ambitious ambassador!

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Brevity is the soul of wit”  ~ Shakespeare Do you ever question your communication style or wonder if you're getting your message across? Has anyone ever accused you of being long-winded, or conversely, too short with your words? With all the different ways to communicate in today's world it seems ironic that actually making a point [...]

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Monday Love to a Soul Journey like none other and the #1 key to your confidence!

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Success is inevitable. As long as you don't give up and keep doing the personal work on yourself.” Do you ever have occasion to question your confidence? Find yourself in a situation where you’re in a bit over your head, or trying something slightly out of your league? It’s part of the human condition that we [...]

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Monday Love to your New Years dreams and starting your day with dance!

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” Do you ever wonder just where in the heck the years go? Why is it that as we get older, it seems like the years go by faster? Has another year clicked by and some of your [...]

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Monday Loving your years-end voyage and Dancing your Journey to Costa Rica!

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

How far do you have to zoom out to see the big picture? What does it take for you to really get perspective on life? Does it help to sometimes back out into the macro to come to terms with the micro? This is the last Monday Love of 2016! The turning of the calendar is [...]

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Monday Love’s Solstice Blessings to your Creative Inner Child and early call to Movement Medicine in March!

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you remember what it's like to pretend? To willfully suspend disbelief and just completely drop in to another reality? When was the last time you let your imagination improvise and take you on a flight of fancy? As grown-ups we tend to put that part of ourselves aside, and keep ourselves focused on the cares [...]

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Monday Love to your Emotional Body & Shout Out to Miten’s new double LP

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Is “emotional intelligence” high on your list of priorities for your family environment or in the space you hold for your conscious movement or dance classes? Does it seem like more people you know are feeling more sadness and fear and having trouble simply being calm and happy? What if there was something we take for granted [...]

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Monday Mourning Love to my Ghost Ship friends plus a safe way to dance at home…

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever find yourself mentally hunkering down after hearing bad news, hoping that no one you know personally was involved? We hear about disasters all the time, but there’s usually a buffer zone of distance, some degrees of separation between us and the people involved. After all, if we were to immerse ourselves fully in [...]

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By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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Monday Love to our Furry 4-Footed Facilitators, both Canine and Equine

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Often, it is the animals that provide a frame for the human condition" ~ JoAnna Mendl-Shaw Do you ever let your tendency for kindness get you in over your head? You know what I mean, those situations where are you say yes to something out of the goodness of your heart only to find out later [...]

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Monday Love to Mr. Dickens and Rare Re-Set Meditation Opportunity Tomorrow Night!

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever heard this Zen riddle? The one about “What does a fish know the least about?” The answer of course, is “water.” It points to the idea that we have very little awareness about whatever it is that we’re surrounded by. What’s normal is not always noticeable. Then there's the phrase “Like a fish [...]

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Monday Love to Dance First’s Sacred Persian Star and Honoring All Four Agreements after the Election

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever broken one of the “Four Agreements” and then woken up the next day and wondered, “What the heck just happened?” Try as we might to hold ourselves to higher standards, we’re only human and sometimes we miss the mark. It seems like a lot of us were guilty of making assumptions about the [...]

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Monday Love to your most valuable resource & One Dance Tribe is calling you to Hawaii!

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

How does your daily dance with technology feel to you? Are you someone who is effortlessly up to date, using the ever growing constellation of tools to make your life easier and live up to the promises of the digital dream? Or are you constantly behind the curve, left wondering if the learning the latest social-mobile [...]

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Monday Love to our Dolphin Movement Mystery School leader and hats off to your Halloween Shadow!

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Happy Halloween! May your shadow be kind to you on these days that celebrate the dark side. Have you ever had a holiday that you simply dread? For some folks it’s the Christmas season with it’s overabundance of manufactured cheer, for others, (especially pets!) it’s the 4th of July with all the explosions and fireworks. For [...]

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Monday Love to Turning the Wheel and Your Happiness as an Emergent Property

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever think about what it takes to be happy? Some people think that happiness is a destination outside somewhere that they're moving towards. But really, happiness and well-being are more like byproducts of your activities in the here and now. So if you just learn where to focus your energy and attention in the [...]

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Monday Love to Visudha do los Santos, 5Rhythm’s Shamanic Ambassador & Celebrating the new MoveMap!

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever get involved in a project that seems like it's never going to end? Do you have first-hand experience with seeing ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’? Sometimes we struggle by ourselves in the dark, only to get more caught up in the weeds. And then at some point we reach out [...]

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Monday Love to Dance First’s Iranian Innovator & Is there really room for more modalities?

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Does the world really need another movement modality? Aren’t there enough practices out there to satisfy everyone already? Why would anyone want to start something new when there are so many options? These are some of the questions I get asked when people consult with me about their marketing and branding. Every Dance First member gets [...]

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Monday Love to “An Intimate Dance” and Bravo to the Smuin Ballet!

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What was your entry point to the world of ‘conscious dance’? Did you come to it from a more refined professional background? Or were you more like me, an enthusiast in the discotheques and clubs drawn to a more conscious atmosphere? Perhaps your first encounter was one of the pioneering modalities in the field such as 5Rhythms or Soul Motion?

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Monday Love to Heather Munro Pierce and the Ecstatic Semantics of Conscious Dance

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What a difference a decade makes! Have you ever noticed how as we mature a decade can feel like a year and a year can feel like a month? As I was writing today’s spotlight below I realized that we are coming up on the 10 year mark for Conscious Dancer, which means that “conscious dance”, the open-source term I coined back in the early 00’s has been gaining traction for well over a decade.

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Monday Love to Cavalia — The Greatest Equestrian Dance on Earth!

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What was your “formative moment”? Can you recall a time when you were a child when there was a moment of inspiration that set you on a course for the rest of your life? Sometimes our future path is set in motion by early experiences, and we can count our blessings when the imprint is a positive one.

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Monday Love to the Internet’s Empathy Engine and Big Ups to BhaktiFest

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Why does helping people feel so good? What is it about providing an answer to a question or providing your two cents worth of advice that us up? Today is Labor Day in the USA, a holiday given to most people with regular jobs in honor of work and service. It’s a good time to reflect on what makes us feel good, and how we can have more of that in the here and now.

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Monday Love to Authentic Movement Mentor Susan Bauer & Musings on Mercury’s Motion

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What's your oracle? Do you have a tool that you use to set your compass? Perhaps you are internally oriented, going strictly from intuition and gut feeling. Or maybe you are the type that likes to rationally analyze every decision before making a move? Whatever your style may be, it's a good idea feel confident in the path you choose, regardless of how you made your decision.

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Monday Love to the 3-Foot Giant & Hats off to Wisdom of the Body’s Jill Nagle

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Are you a ‘podcast listener’? Are you hip to the biggest development in media since the invention of the Internet? You can think of them as “time-shifted radio on-demand” and now you can find them on virtually any topic you can think of, (and many more you never would have).

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Monday Love to Gabrielle’s 5R’s Smartphone Dream & the Secret to Leaning into Learning

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What’s your relationship with learning look like? Are you a reader? Do you take online courses? Go to lectures? Listen to audiobooks or podcasts? Attend workshops? And once you've got the gist of something, what do you find is the best method to stay sharp? The old saw claims that practice makes perfect, or that 10,000 hours devoted to anything will make a master out of you.

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Monday Love Member Perks + Inside Secrets for Offering Corporate Movement Workshops

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Are you ‘all-in’ on your somatic practice or movement leadership methodology? You might be one of the people on my list who are full-time teachers, a movement entrepreneur with all your skin in the game so to speak. I know that all sorts of people get these emails, and not everyone is in the business of embodiment, but that’s who I’m here to serve, so if your practice is your life I'm talking to you.

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Monday Love to OlyWaves’ 12th Annual Tribal Gathering and Digging your Core Gifts

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever thought about what your ‘core gifts’ are? Like really deep down inside, the parts of you that bring the most joy to the surface, and that are also the most vulnerable? Not quite the same as your acquired skills, definitely related to your inherent talents, and often misunderstood because sometimes we don't have [...]

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Monday Love to Enchanted Forest Gathering and the Reason Reunions Rock

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: |

Do you ever go to re-unions? Those get-togethers where members of your family or a community you are part of gather to celebrate connection and the passing of time? Making the effort to show up to these kind of events takes some doing, and while it isn’t always easy, it’s generally worth the effort.Last Saturday night [...]

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Monday Love to The Soiled Dove & Lively Lessons on Learning

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What do you find to be the key to learning? Is there any special method that you have found to be effective in gaining knowledge? It's a proven fact that lifelong learners are happier and a more successful in the long run. In school we were taught to memorize facts, figures, and formulas but in the [...]

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Tuesday Love to MaMuse and Spirals of Gratitude Rising Upwards!

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Happy Tuesday everybody! For those of you on my list that live in the good old US of A, I trust that you made the most of the big celebrations marking the 240th anniversary of our very own Brexit. The 4th of July is always a good time to ponder the meaning of freedom and independence, so [...]

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Monday Love to Zorina Wolf & Whole Person Drumming + The Magnetic Magic of Your Third Thing

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

What’s the ‘third thing’ in your life? If you’re like most people, you’ve got your home life, you’ve got your work life, so what completes the picture? Somewhere I was reading about how one of the keys to happiness is having a ‘third thing’ in your life that you can regular dip into that’s not home [...]

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Monday Love to Winky Wheeler & The Morning Sojourn + Dad’s Day Solstice Salutations

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

How do you celebrate the arrival of summer? Are you an all-American traditionalist, breaking out the barbeque, firing up the lawnmower, and pulling your Bermuda shorts out of the drawer? Or are you more of the “pack up and head for hills” type, dusting off the tent, packing up the cooler, and looking at the map? [...]

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Monday Love to Sofiah Thom + Thoughts on Conscious Language & Verbal Tics

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever catch yourself in a ‘verbal tic’? You know, those little sounds or short phrases that people unconsciously make when they're speaking? You may notice them more easily in someone else’s speech than in your own. Sometimes they can be charming and endearing, other times grating or annoying. You might have one but never [...]

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Monday Love to the Kinetic Arts Center + Two Tricks to Un-Schlump your Mornings

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up and sort of wish you could just pull the covers over your head, stay in bed, and keep sleeping all day? Except for the fact that you've already got plenty of sleep, and responsibilities like a day job or a mile-long to-do list immediately [...]

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Tuesday Love: Dancing Freedom’s Lydia Marolda & the Community Builders of the World

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Are you the kind of person who hosts the big gathering, or shows up at the potluck with several bags and coolers full of homemade food, and rallies a mob of people to the big event? Or are you someone who manages to attend somehow, but you find yourself going alone or with your partner, and [...]

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Monday Love: Amber Ryan & The Art of Getting Out of Your Own Way!

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Did you notice the line in last week's newsletter where I used the term “existential angst”? One of my readers asked me to clarify, and I realized that it may have come off as a pointed comment towards people who choose not to have kids, which was definitely not my intention. Besides reminding me of the [...]

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Monday Love: Chakradance – The leaders in virtual trainings, and a rap about parenting.

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you have kids? Among the many other “two kinds of people in the world” dichotomies, the gulf that divides parents and people who have never had kids is a wide one.If you've never had kids, there's so many things that are easy to say that seem totally logical like “Well just get a sitter, and [...]

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Monday Love: Transcendance’s Jennifer Joy Jimenez

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Are you known as ‘woman-of-the-overflowing-calendar’? Or ‘guy-of-the-never-ending-to-do-list’? Learning how to prioritize, and put boundaries around what's most important to us is one of the only ways to move forward with our dreams. When I talk about my old business model compared to how I'm doing things now I jokingly refer to my old method as “desk [...]

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Monday Love: Tamalpa Institute and my years with SRL

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever noticed how easy it gets to do something once you practice it enough over time? There's a hidden upside to becoming proficient at things you enjoy doing, you suddenly find out that you are known for being a pro, and that your reputation precedes you. There's so many opportunities in life to get [...]

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Monday Love: Nassim Haramein & the Time-Space Continuum

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

I'm curious about your thoughts on time–space displacement. Commonly referred to as jet lag, I'd like to know if your experience with it is the same as mine. Is it because of the direction of travel, or simply that the excitement of going somewhere outweighs the feeling of returning home? Whenever I travel towards Asia I [...]

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Monday Love: Global 5Rhythms Maestro Adam Barley

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you believe that writing stuff down can help make it happen? There really seems to be some special magic that happens when when you commit a thought in your mind to written words on paper or a screen. Once you physically “put it out there to the universe” and then let your subconscious attention go [...]

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Monday Love: Let Your Yoga Dance’s Megha-Nancy Buttenheim

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Have you ever felt reluctant to let yourself shine? Stopped yourself from moving forward with something because of a little voice of self doubt? Well trust me, that little voice is only loud to you, in fact, you're the only one who can hear it and chances are it's drowning out the real voices of your [...]

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Monday Love: Movement Medicine’s Ya’Acov Darling Khan

By | July 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|

Do you ever feel that life is like riding a wave? Harkens back to the Southern California phrase “Don’t fall off your surfboard!” All of you movers and shakers have you own way of stirring things up as you make your way through the world. There's a simple element to keep in mind to help you [...]

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Select Your City

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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