wellness

The Fullness of Woman

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Dear Beauty, Regardless of your gender, can you embrace the fullness of woman? Her inner and outer beauty as well as her “flaws”? I have been reflecting on all aspects of woman this past week. Perhaps it is because I’m surrounded by them every day all day in my dance school. Women of all ages […]

Melting into softness. Embracing the season of darkness.

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It hit us like a ton of bricks. The dry, cool and dark winter came and smacked us upside the head on Sunday and Monday of last week. A near 20 degree drop in temperature. Dark by 5:30 p.m. My skin parched like a dried raisin. Hair full of static. Lips cracked. A wave of heavy energy swept over […]

40 wisdom bits & truth testimonies for life

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In my 40 short years on this planet, I’ve realized some pretty awesome truths. Now these are declarations of truths that speak to me and my experience. Your truths may be completely different than mine based on your experience. By sharing these truths and wisdom bits with you, I invite you to find and identify […]

A Healthy Back

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Lately, I have heard from many dancers and dance student about experiencing back pain. Whether it is from an injury or bad posture, it seems to be a theme that is coming up lately. West African dance can be very hard on the body, especially if it is done with bad posture. I have experienced […]

Power Breakfast Recipe

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This recipe is inspired by my sweet sister, Holly. I eat this almost every morning and it keeps me energized all day! Thanks little sis! handful organic almonds (raw if possible) handful organic pepitos handful coconut chips handful dried cranberries or raisins or cherries 1 or 2 dried figs (chopped) 1/2 fresh organic apple, chopped […]

Dance to Health

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Dancing can be magical and transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures; inspire new romances or rekindle old ones; trigger long-forgotten memories; and turn sadness into joy, if only during the dance. On a more physical level, dancing can give you […]

Water is LIFE!

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Living in Southern California has so many amazing benefits – ocean, mountains, warm weather, healthy lifestyle, great food, art, culture…I could go on and on. But we are also prone to floods, earthquakes, and FIRE. The Zaca fire this summer, and now the fires in San Diego and surrounding areas have really put things into […]