Inspiration, Movement

Epic Garlic Soup

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

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It gets Better

It gets better. Something good to remember – especially for things that ‘take their time’. I love listening to podcasts. Usually I take the time to tune in on my way to/from ballet class, or while I’m doing administration work and chores at home. Even when the topics are not really dance related, they often… Read More It gets Better

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Pure Thoughts

I get a special sense of peace when cleaning/clearing a space, be it for practice or for living. I might procrastinate things at times, but once I start ‘clearing the decks’, something always shifts. Ideas, motivation and creativity start flowing more freely. Conversely, I find it strange to begin something new when the old is… Read More Pure Thoughts

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A Clean Slate

This is my whiteboard for September. For now. After a summer filled with plans, meetings, ideas, training, practice, writing, workouts, learning, classes, preparations, events and activities.. I feel it’s time for a bit of space.   Just time.   Just space.   I have promised myself to keep this board empty until I return. Let‘s… Read More A Clean Slate

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Interconnection

Today I was inspired by my groceries. My summer system is to pack everything that is refrigerated in one bag, so the items can keep each other cool. Isn‘t that the greatest thing. A reminder that everything is interdependent, and how all relationships (to our environment, to everything/everyone one that is part of it, as… Read More Interconnection

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Take a Breath

If you’re reading this.. give yourself a little re-set.   Look up, or out the window, see the sky.   Take a deep breath.   Oxygenizing your brain. Relaxing your nervous system. Lowering your blood pressure. Softening your body. Softening your mind. Listening. Sensing. Calm.   Take another deep breath..       There you… Read More Take a Breath

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Travel Notes

When I travel, I don‘t lug my big journals with me, usually. If I am teaching dance, I write my workshop notes on separate sheets of paper, so they can be easily transported, shuffled, revisited and rewritten. For note-taking, planning and journaling I use a travel-sized – preferably lined – mini-notebook, like the one in… Read More Travel Notes