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Sugar 101

We all know we are supposed to eat less sugar, but HOW can we when it tastes so good and is seemingly everywhere?  What exactly is the problem with sugar anyway?  Can we truly have it just as the reward … Continue reading

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Rewarding Yourself Well

We all deserve rewards (heck, most of us deserve A-wards).  It is in every creature’s nature to respond to the reward system because they help in survival, growth, joy and achievement.  But not all rewards are created equal.  Think about … Continue reading

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What Do You Choose?

“What do you choose?” has been the mantra, growing in size, for myself, and my family, or at least all of 2015.  I’d like to share with you what I’ve been learning – how simply being aware of CHOICE can … Continue reading

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Warm-up Rudiments

I am very particular about my class warm-ups, and take them very serious too!  I’d like to share more about them with you, the basics are the same for every age and every style class, to help you learn more … Continue reading

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12 Quick, Easy and Potent Stress-Busters

Stress is inevitable.  But it is inevitable to our health, though, that we deal with it appropriately.  Stress can cause a number of issues, from irritability to headaches.  Long term stress can lead to more serious health issues.  It can be can … Continue reading

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Why I Tend Not to Offer a Typical “Dance” Class

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t offer the run-of-the-mill dance class: ballet, tap, modern, jazz, ballroom…  And by this, I mean the format I grew up with and have continued to see (I’m sure there are exceptions): warm-up at the … Continue reading

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Yoga Benefits for Youth

As I have watched my three kids growing up I have seen, from their developmental movements mimicking poses to their natural gravitation toward peaceful practices, and from their love of imagining being animals to their need to calm and ground, … Continue reading

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Trying New Things

It’s Fall.  Autumn is supposed to be about storing up what you need and shedding what you don’t – preparing for a time of rest.  I typically find myself, however, face-to-face with NEWNESS this time of year.  Not new like … Continue reading

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Meditation

There was a point in my life when I groaned, out loud, whenever someone told me that I should try mediation or even heard the word.  I can’t sit still.  There was/is no appeal for my active mind and body … Continue reading

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Integration

Integration is a topic I really have wanted to talk to you all about – it is why I practice, offer, and manage life better with, expressive movement. In my own words, integration is digesting daily life – making what … Continue reading

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