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if you’re anxious or stuck on a decision, remember this…

New here? It gets even better when you subscribe to my email list. Special gifts await. Thanks for visiting!“When you first told me that we were going to improvise, I got nervous and stuck in my head trying to figure out what kind of dance moves I would do…” [said a new student in my […]

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when it feels like it’s all too much to handle

It’s almost too much to handle. Busting at the seams with passion and desire and anger and love and a voice that wants to be heard and….. And… And… And yet. And yet where is the outlet? How does this storm of emotions and truth channel itself through me? I saw my mom have an […]

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re-inspire yourself

It’s been a shitty year for many of us. The holidays might have been rough. There’s a lot of “rah-rah-rah! it’s a new year!” stuff being spread on social media along with the general darkness of tragic news and the current state of politics. I’m sure there’s a lot of personal darkness, too, that isn’t […]

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why you can’t get anything done this week

Anyone else feel like their work efforts are pushing upstream? If so, I hope this helps, and if not, put it in your back pocket for next time you’re struggling. Sometimes I feel like I bang this point into the ground so much, but I think it’s the kind of reminder we need to hear […]

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let’s take a creative inventory

As we wind down the year, I’m not one to encourage resolutions, but I am in full support of taking more time for reflection during the winter season. One of the theories I live by is this: We are connected to the cycles of nature, the cycles in our bodies. We are not merely human […]

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why do we resist the creative practices that are best for us?

Why do we resist the creative practices that are best for us? Like: 10 minutes of meditation in the morning, the dance break in the middle of a work day, scribbling a few lingering thoughts in a notebook before sleep… I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel palpably opposed to doing them, even […]

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you don’t have to have all the answers in order to take the first step.

In the last 5 years of doing creativity coaching as a profession, I’ve talked to MANY people about what blocks them from creating. The most common response often sounds something like this: “The real project I want to make (or the dream role as an artist I want to have) is going to take a […]

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how I f**ed up my leg: the story I almost didn’t share

Many of you have already seen the photo on Instagram or Facebook and by now you know that I’m on crutches. No dancing for a month at least. The short story is, I landed funny while teaching a dance class on Tuesday night and tore a muscle in my calf, resulting in me not being […]

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your go-to list for creative gift ideas

Whether you’re looking to stick to a budget, avoid consumer culture, or just simply reignite your creative spark this holiday season, I hope these ideas will inspire your process. photo or video keepsakes At your next event, don’t forget your camera! Photo and video footage of epic moments can easily become keepsake items for gift-time. […]

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a dancing response to the U.S. election

No matter where you live or what your political leanings are, I think we can all agree that this election season in the U.S. has been a time of heightened fear, anxiety, stress, and for many of us, deep sadness and shock. In my opinion, we need dance, creativity, and authentic self-expression more so now […]

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3 ways to empower your independence & self-worth

 In yesterday’s first Pop Goddess class, we focused on the themes of Independence and Self-Worth. Through the lens of the goddess Artemis, the musical artist P!nk along with other pop-music, and of course, dance, we asked ourselves: Where do I need to strengthen my boundaries and make clearer choices? Am I not fully valuing myself? […]

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why dance? (a poem)

Why dance? The world is in disarray My bills are tough to pay Why dance? I’m trying to get through the day But really don’t feel OK Why dance?   Why dance?   Why dance?   Why dance? When there’s something I need to say When there’s a prayer I need to pray When the […]

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dance is not a luxury. here’s why.

Throwback to June of 2011, a bit over 5 years ago. I was living in my parent’s basement temporarily after having to leave my Brooklyn apartment quite suddenly. It was 6 months after my dad’s stroke, 2 months into a new romantic relationship, and I was making dance videos like crazy.   Why?   Because […]

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