Inspiration, Movement

All the Journals

Believe it or not, I have reduced my number of journals for 2019.. to 5. 🙂 Less(ish) is more. Right? I do like having different places for recording/finding different kinds of ideas, so I still use a few. These are the ones currently in rotation: Dancers Day Planner – By Cera Byer. I use the quarter-year… Read More All the Journals

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Under the Skin

An inspiration for this week‘s posts, and very much fitting the apparent theme, has been Mr. Russell Brand‘s  fantastic ‘Under the Skin’ podcast. I deeply enjoyed listening to episode nr 42(!) with Prof. Barry Smith. It touches on the multitudes of human senses (ie many more than the 5 that get all the attention), and their fascinating… Read More Under the Skin

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Cloud Poetry

Clouds are moving poetry. They’ve inspired countless artists in the course of history (and – I’d bet – beyond!) I remember being an avid cloudspotter as a youngster. It gave me immense peace and inspiration just to lie down in the grass for a while and watch the sky-cotton shift shapes and float by. As… Read More Cloud Poetry

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Perception

The mystical grey Heron, said to be messenger of the Gods. A symbol of grace, patience, dignity, precision, independence, self-knowlegdge, wisdom, discipline, light, and rebirth. This image (taken this weekend behind our home, during the 2-day fog) reminded me of the saying that our senses are only designed to perceive a fraction of reality. Good… Read More Perception

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Retaining the Work

Experiences are stored in our long-term memory the moment we try to retrieve them. Next to that, visualising ourselves performing complex (or simple!) movements with great focus will activate the very same parts of our brain that light up when we DO execute that movement. I have found that creating notes AFTER I’ve taken a… Read More Retaining the Work

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Create

We already re-shape our world by creating every day. So why not do it consciously? And, while we do that, let’s make of it the best we can. Sing, write, dance, speak, draw, move, capture, practise – go and create something today. Inspired by Todd Henry’s Daily Creative Podcast on creating daily (very meta!) and this… Read More Create

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Gratitude ABCs

On my way to ballet yesterday I was listening to Tim Ferris’ Podcast (which I heartily recommend, do check it out!) Yesterday’s Episode featured author AJ Jacobs, speaking about ways to be happier through gratitude. One of the excercises I found very interesting was to say ‘gratitude ABCs’ (ie. thinking up various things to be grateful… Read More Gratitude ABCs