A bomb went off in my life recently; all because of one word: No. I’ve avoided saying No for most of my life. I was afraid that it would create conflict, make me look selfish, and I thought the right thing to do was to go along with what the other party wanted. Obedience was … Continue reading Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t
A fresh way at understanding why you might be burning yourself out, plus 10 ways you can cultivate safety and trust with do-it-yourself embodiment practices.
If we've ever had a conversation about the EMBODY dance class I teach, you may have heard me say something like this... "EMBODY is so awesome because in class you feel what it's like to be (confident, playful, in your power, feminine, sexy, your authentic self, etc) in your body, which means when you leave … Continue reading How your body is the best healing tool you have
“Have more fun.” That’s what came to me as I asked myself what I wanted for 2019. Fun, I can dig that. So as December drew to an end, scouring the internet for fun ways to kick off 2019, a New Year's Day 5K Fun Run showed up in search results. I considered joining in, … Continue reading How my new year’s day run was a revolutionary act of Fun
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSION AND JOIN IN THE DANCE ON YOUTUBE When I was 5 years old, I would spend my late afternoons, that witching and waiting hour while mom was cooking dinner and dad was on his way home, dancing around my living room. I wasn’t dancing to cheesy 80's hits, or more … Continue reading A dedication to your 5 year-old Self
I’ve been feeling a lot lately. Between the unexpected passing of my father-in-law, other losses that friends are going through, the Kavanaugh - Ford hearing, the results, Trump’s response, the reactions from my social media family, the stories of women in my life who are speaking out about the abuse they have experienced, the stories … Continue reading Bumping up against pain and shame
Guess what? Next weekend marks the 1 year anniversary of when I taught my first EMBODY class. It was at the in-person weekend for the EMBODY teacher training in my hometown of NYC. I remember feeling 'all grown up'... returning to my physical home-land not just to visit friends and family per usual, or even … Continue reading What I forget to remember
My living room is a shared space that acts as an office, meeting room, man cave, dining room, lounge, TV room, cuddle corner, dance floor, and even showcased as a karaoke bar one night. With all that going on, I often feel disconnected from the room. I use it when it serves the purpose I … Continue reading Reflections from a living room upgrade
Humans, we need to stop pushing through. Stop sticking to the plan, just for the plan’s sake. Stop packing our schedules to the point where we never have time to pause and tune in. Stop bull-dozing each other (and the planet) to push our agenda forward without considering the impact on the other. I had … Continue reading What if we’re running the wrong race?
I promised myself I would write, but I don’t. There’s so many reasons not to. The traffic is too loud. The laundry needs to be done. I want to have a beautiful view to stare at while I sit outside under one of those trellis things where the plants grow on them to shade the … Continue reading A book deal with God