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My Summer of Lightness

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This photo represents my lightness of being. When I took it, I was in Manali, India…reclining on a large boulder while my friends rock hopped up the creek. I gazed up at the blue sky and the clouds, listening to the water gush and the wind gently blow through the trees. I hadn’t done this [...] Read more…

Be Adorned.

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Dear Beauty, I am reposting this blog entry from 2012 as it received a lot of love back then and it is even more relevant to my life and work today as I continue to inspire and be inspired by adornment. From the people around me… my students, teachers, fellow artists, to simply walking down [...] Read more…

Cool, calm and connected.

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Across the World: My Half-Year in India Travel Blog #4: April 21, 2017 I’ve had the urge to write for quite some time. I was going to create a beautiful pre-birthday blog. Didn’t happen. I was going to write a re-cap of my magical Odissi training in Pushkar, ending with a dream-come-true performance on April [...] Read more…

Wherever you go there you are

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Across the World: My half-year in India Travel Blog #1. Dec 2016 A variety of emotions, thoughts, and sensations accompany me when I travel solo. And in India, everything is amplified. And everything is a paradox. Including me. Wonderment & ease… Most of the time, I feel a sense of calm and wonder. No matter [...] Read more…

You will be challenged.

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.   You will be challenged… When you decide to step up your game. When you decide to make a change. When you commit [...] Read more…

When the darkness covers me

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“Depression runs in my family, but I’m so glad that it skipped me.” That’s what I used to say. Until about 7 months ago. A few circumstances (triggers) set me on an emotional path that I hadn’t been down before. It started with frustration, then major disappointment and guilt, onto despair, sadness, grief, anger and [...] Read more…

Dream a little dream

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I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~ e.e. cummings Dear gorgeous, Today I invite you to see your dreams as manifest in bright, vibrant and bold [...] Read more…

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