I’m sitting here writing this on a late Saturday afternoon eating a bowl of chips (also known as chunky fries) at a pub, after a 5 hour jaunt across the Brecon Beacons. A day out on my own. Just me, an Ordinance Survey map, and my heightened sense of directional awareness. It felt good to … Continue reading The balancing act between fiercely independent and deeply connected
I started reading a book over the weekend that is just slightly blowing my mind. It’s a money book, which to be honest I’m surprised I’m that jazzed about. I eat up any book that tells a good story about emotional or spiritual growth, and although I’ve read a few money related books that … Continue reading What it takes to let your money start working for you
It’s funny how your shit follows you. Today I found myself reliving a scenario from 8 years ago when I got slammed for what I thought was doing the right thing, and I was told it wasn't good enough. I had overheard at a dinner party that there was a misprint of some PR merchandise that … Continue reading For when you think you screwed it up; How you can’t do it wrong
It’s October 28th, 2019. Thirty-nine years ago I was excavated from my mother’s womb, after 24 hours of her pushing and breathing and squeezing. I would not slide out of her body naturally. I was too big. I was 11lb something ounces and no matter how hard my mom tried, her body could not expand … Continue reading Birth
I’ve gotten frustrated with this whole ‘listen to your body’ thing when I can’t tell what the tension, discomfort, and constriction in my body is all about. It doesn’t feel good, I can’t tell if it’s my nerves or my intuition, and I don’t know how to make it go away. All I want to … Continue reading How do I know my No?
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
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
Amoeba. That’s what the first half of this year felt like. Parts of my life were dropping like flies and I was left with just me. A single-celled 'me', without a defined shape, that could just about slink my way across the floor before it used up all its energy. Taking action, but not really clear … Continue reading Me, my yoga mat, and God
It’s the Little Girl inside me that holds my hand, looks up into my eyes, and starts pulling me towards all that life has to offer on the other side.
This is the 2nd in a 3-part series exploring the archetypes of the Embody dance class. As a teacher, I felt called to discover how the Sensual Siren, Warrior Queen, and Little Girl lives within me. This one is for the Warrior Queen. In the days leading up to writing this, I kept catching glimpses … Continue reading Embody Part 2: Don’t mess with your Warrior Queen