Playing With Grace

I suspect that a lot of our play and recreation is about pursuing the experience of grace in one form or another? We experience it from time to time in our movement when it becomes flowing, rhythmic, powerful. The dictionary refers to it as ” elegance of beauty or form, manner, motion or action. OurContinue reading “Playing With Grace”

Calling Up Our Gifts

This week my five year old friend shared with me that she was sad because she didn’t know if she would remember how to make friends when she starts back to Kindergarten in a few weeks or when she finally gets a chance to take dance classes. No amount of reassurance was going to flipContinue reading “Calling Up Our Gifts”

Keep At It

It’s really that simple … and somedays that hard. Every summer the college soccer players come home to start their training. Every summer they come back a little de-conditioned after finals and a little time off and so the first few sessions are hard. But, slowly we increase the volume or the intensity and everyContinue reading “Keep At It”

What The Optimist Doesn’t Say

The optimist doesn’t say everything is fine or even that everything is going to be fine. The optimist just knows that we have within us and around us what we need to rise to meet the challenge and if we fail, to get back up, learn, adapt and rise to meet it again. It allowsContinue reading “What The Optimist Doesn’t Say”

Approach

“At the heart of things is a secret law of balance and when our approach is respectful, sensitive and worthy, gifts of healing, challenge and creativity open to us. A gracious approach is the key that unlocks the treasure of the encounter … When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us.” ~Continue reading “Approach”

Glad I Did It

“Be deliberate, act with intention.” ~ Twyla Tharp I learned, the other day, that “glad I did it”, and “glad it’s done” aren’t the same thing. I began a session with a client like always, checking in. Part way through he said that some days it’s harder than others to get started, his mind startsContinue reading “Glad I Did It”