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

August 15th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

August 8th, 2017|

“ 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 [...]

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

August 1st, 2017|

“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? [...]

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

July 25th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

July 18th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

July 11th, 2017|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 [...]

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

July 4th, 2017|

“ 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 [...]

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

June 27th, 2017|

"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 [...]

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

June 20th, 2017|

"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 [...]

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

June 13th, 2017|

"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 [...]

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

June 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

May 31st, 2017|

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 [...]

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

May 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

May 16th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

May 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

May 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

April 25th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

April 18th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

April 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

April 4th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

March 28th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

March 22nd, 2017|

"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 [...]

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

March 14th, 2017|

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. [...]

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

March 8th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

March 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 14th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

February 7th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

January 24th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

January 4th, 2017|

“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 [...]

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

December 28th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

November 29th, 2016|

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, [...]

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

November 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

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

November 16th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

November 8th, 2016|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 [...]

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

November 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

October 19th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

August 31st, 2016|

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.

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

August 26th, 2016|

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).

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

August 25th, 2016|

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.

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

August 23rd, 2016|

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.

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

July 30th, 2016|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 [...]

Monday Love to Enchanted Forest Gathering and the Reason Reunions Rock

July 30th, 2016|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 [...]

Monday Love to The Soiled Dove & Lively Lessons on Learning

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

Tuesday Love to MaMuse and Spirals of Gratitude Rising Upwards!

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

Monday Love: Transcendance’s Jennifer Joy Jimenez

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

Monday Love: Tamalpa Institute and my years with SRL

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

Monday Love: Nassim Haramein & the Time-Space Continuum

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

Monday Love: Global 5Rhythms Maestro Adam Barley

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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, [...]

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

July 30th, 2016|

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 [...]