Living Gracefully: Ballet and Body Shaming

There is an urgent bubbling inside that has me fully questioning how I want to live my life right now. I am questioning whether I am living too small of a life and then in turn questioning what is too small? Shouldn’t I be living large, the nasty inner voice nags? Living large in theContinue reading “Living Gracefully: Ballet and Body Shaming”

The Comparison Monster

It can happen in an instant when you are around other people or on social media: the comparison monster shows up. Monsters typically aren’t very nice and the comparison monster is no different. The comparison monster lives in most of us and rarely offers very positive information. The monster loves to remind you that youContinue reading “The Comparison Monster”

Bringing Yourself Back To Balance

I am taking an adult ballet class and not surprisingly there are lots of balances on tip toes. Not having taken a ballet class in many years, I had forgotten how often one is in relevé. Whether doing soussus across the floor, pas de bourrées or just holding a relevé for a long time, itContinue reading “Bringing Yourself Back To Balance”

When Your Computer Crashes, Life Goes On

Two weeks ago my iMac computer screen went black out of the blue. It turns out that is a common problem with macs. It is sometimes called “black death”. Fortunately for most people the issue is easily repaired. Unfortunately for me, not so much. After trying without any success to fix the problem over aContinue reading “When Your Computer Crashes, Life Goes On”

Letting Go of Control for Greater Equanimity

Wishing for something to be different from what it is can be a strong motivator for planning and making decisions in your life. And yet it is incredibly fruitless to try to control the outcome. As much as you try to orchestrate a certain outcome, it doesn’t always come out the way you want. ThatContinue reading “Letting Go of Control for Greater Equanimity”