There is a wonderful young woman, who I am mentoring, who continuously pushes me to reflect on my experiences and offer her advice. While I hope she knows advice is always subjective, the process of reflecting on the over-arching themes of my career has been really satisfying and its has prompted great conversations with like-minds … More Following the Interesting Questions
A few weeks ago, a friend was describing a teaching residency themed about water dances in which she and a collaborator worked with three classes. Two of the three classes flowed through the project and the curriculum as planned. The third class resisted, wanting to return repeatedly to their personal (and social) definitions of dance … More The Water
I am nearly 9 months into my career leap. Here’s what I am noticing: 1. Vision is sometimes clearer from a distance. My leap was prompted by the desire to: do meaningful work full-time, in environments which recognize and embrace the need I seek to fill; moving to improve the quality of one’s life. strip … More Mid-Leap
In my Creative Self-Care and Adult Modern classes, we have been moving in response to the notion that the mind creates fiction and the body is holder of the facts. Our minds are a fertile ground for picking up stories and developing them into tales of twisted and contorted truth. We fill in gaps, as … More Mind=Fiction, Body=Fact
Our bodies hold our stories and in those stories are great clues to how we perceive our identities and our perspectives. The narrative my body holds spans a vast plain of roles and circumstances including my movement signatures, my emotional responses, embodied values, and histories of action. My movement tends to be smooth, forceful, and … More My Narrative Body
In my teaching and in the philosophies that guide my work in healthcare, I have moved in thoughtful response to tradition, all the while heading in directions that deviate from the norm. In my personal life, I find myself moving toward tradition in a familial way- in thoughtful, emotional response to the lands and people … More Tradition, Performance, and the Space In Between
The holidays always inspire reflection. Often, it is the visiting of dear friends whom we only see a few times a year that has me gauging what has changed for us, or what has stayed the same. Easily, 2015 has been filled with change. You know this, if you’ve been following my journey via this … More Leaping into Courage. And Community.