This week’s Dance First Member Insight is from Brooke Johnston & Conscious Dance!

Hey everyone!

My name is Brooke, and I’m Mark’s writer/editor! I help out behind the scenes with some of the Monday Love particulars, including this section right here. If you’ve been reading Monday Love for a minute, you might have noticed that we highlight a new member every week. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you guys a bit of an insight into what it is we do and break down the process!

Essentially, I work with the members of the Conscious Dancer community to showcase their ideas, talents, and moments of inspiration. Our spotlights tend to focus on an idea or theme – moving through change, finding inspiration in dark places, and hope for the future have been some of our more recent ones. Spotlight writers are also encouraged to come up with their own themes, too, so that everyone is writing about something that resonates with them.

(Interested in booking a spotlight? Send me an email –!)

Once we have a spotlight booked, the member sends me anything from a rough collection of thoughts to a polished mini-essay. They also send along a picture that represents their piece. Then, I sit down with the written component and edit, change, or form as needed without changing the writing’s tone, spirit, or meaning.

Usually, this amounts to basic spelling and grammar proofreading. When members are running tight on time or want a bit more assistance, I can work with them to get their ideas into a well-crafted essay.

Finally, the piece gets plugged into our newsletter and sent to you all – our 10,000+ strong and amazingly dedicated community of movers and shakers. We get a bunch of you emailing back responses to our newsletter (which we love and do our best to respond to!).

I love helping out with the Monday Love newsletter. It’s a great way to connect with our community and showcase our incredibly talented members.

We’re always looking for new spotlight writers. So if you’re a member and want to schedule a spotlight, send me an email! Or, if you’re part of the Conscious Dancer community and think you’d benefit from having your practice and offerings showcased to 10,000+ readers, Mark can get you set up!

New and interesting perspectives are what helps to keep this newsletter fresh. We’d love to hear yours.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe new year,

– Brooke