"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
2017-02-01T09:15:51+00:00 February 1st, 2017|
“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 [...]
2017-01-18T01:58:14+00:00 January 18th, 2017|
“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 [...]
2017-01-11T01:32:39+00:00 January 10th, 2017|
“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 [...]
2016-12-20T04:01:51+00:00 December 20th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-12-13T05:27:04+00:00 December 13th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-12-06T07:04:36+00:00 December 6th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-10-26T09:17:51+00:00 October 26th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-10-16T16:58:29+00:00 October 16th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-09-27T14:13:25+00:00 September 27th, 2016|
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?
2016-09-21T13:56:02+00:00 September 21st, 2016|
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.
2016-09-21T13:59:28+00:00 September 21st, 2016|
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.
2016-09-06T11:29:03+00:00 September 6th, 2016|
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]