“I stopped explaining myself, because I learned that making decisions is never about doing the right thing or the wrong thing. It's about doing the precise thing. The precise thing is always incredibly personal and often makes no sense to anyone else.” – Glennon Doyle I recently rediscovered a facebook note I wrote in … Continue reading What Do You Really Need Right Now?
In my post Fierceness and Bite, I wrote about my desire to write a letter to young dancers -- a letter that would glow with guidance from my experiences as a dancer. I was struggling to piece the letter together, and I found myself hovering around the edges of what I truly wanted to say. … Continue reading Dear Dancer: You Are Enough
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Andy Warhol My blog has been frozen in an unexpected hiatus this summer. I write in my journal, but my blog remains hollow. The spam robots have taken it upon themselves to comment on old posts every few … Continue reading For Writers Who Don’t Know What to Write About
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton One winter when I was in college, a giant snowstorm clobbered Chicago and essentially closed down the city. Classes were cancelled and we were snowed into our apartment, so my friends and I worked on … Continue reading Authenticity Meets the Little Puzzle Piece
I watched a video of an intuitive life coach the other day, and it scared me. It scared me because of how slowly she spoke, how airbrushed she seemed, how little empathy she seemed to have. It scared me because what works for her doesn’t work for me. The words coming out of her mouth … Continue reading Different Than a Rose – Hidden Teachers and Our Individuality