An indispensable book, with highly practical advice (and exercises!) for dancers and dance teachers alike. Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse and Moira McCormack One for the Christmas wish-list.
So many leaves. Novemberly impressions of Eschweiler Wald – the woodland we visit for a walk at July’s MoveSpiration weekend. What is your favourite season?
Are there times where you, looking back, learned that changes you initially resisted turned out to be just what was needed to create room for something.. important? Where goodbyes of some sort had unseen, but could-be-turned-into positive consequences? Chaos often clears the way for opportunity. Go with it. Stay on the lookout for previously unknown… Read More Opportunity
One of my favorite ways to spend autumnal walks is to get very close to tall trees, and look up. It helps me feel grounded and ‘light’ at the same time. Rooting down, standing tall, reaching up. Letting go in order to grow. Works in dance. And in life. As above. So below. And you?… Read More Looking Up
It’s a scary thought, right? To do something.. not very well. What ever that may mean. But it‘s the only way to learn. Do it. Badly, if you must. Check what you did. Retry. Learn. How did we learn how to walk? Through action. Falling down. Fumbling. Getting up. Trying again. All it takes is… Read More Do it Badly
Time for a moment of appreciation. Because I’ve been attending ballet group dance rehearsals (which take place on Mondays and Thursdays) for Constanze’s upcoming recitals, I have not been able to go to Taekwondo for the past (and upcoming!) few weeks. And. I really miss it! I miss the classes, the teacher, the people. I noticed… Read More Appreciation
When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. If you feel like a good jolt of Truth might do you good (and who doesn’t?) go read Awareness by Anthony de Mello. Do it. You will be not the same.
Walking through Water (from above and besides) This beautiful 4km walk (a portion of the ‘Cycling Through Water‘ route in Bokrijk, BE) featured big trees, a swan lake, many birds, falling fall foliage and epic shroomery. A lovely autumn walk with family 🍁
Last Sunday’s walk in the Würmtaler Woods. It was a bit rainy at the start (and middle, and end), but certainly no less fun. In fact, the woods can be quite beautiful when it rains. Also, there was wizards. And we spotted these late-fall tree-huggers: What is your favourite go-to place when it rains?
Sooo.. what happens if you mix a thai-inspired pumpkin soup recipe with ‘feeling a bit under the weather’ and ‘I don’t have pumpkins but I bought too much garlic’? That’s right. Anti-Vampire Garlic Soup. Good for warding off bloodthirsty demons, as well as for helping your immune system conquer rebellious germs. Ingredients 1 tablespoon (or… Read More Epic Garlic Soup