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Your Unique Path

I was watching The Help Desk on OWN this weekend, and Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild) made a comment that summed up a concept I’ve been trying to share with my students over the years.  She described it perfectly by saying: “Don’t just look at their outcomes… look at their paths.” Her point was […]

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10 Tips for Balancing Belly Dance & Life

Like many artists, I have experienced the duality of “art life” versus “home life”.  Many of us juggle day jobs, children, spouses/partners, aging parents, and home responsibilities, too.  Belly dancing has been a constant in my life for many years, and has provided welcome stress-relief and emotional support during a divorce, remarriage, switching homes, having […]

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New Beginnings

A new moon brings with it fresh beginnings, optimism and hope.  This is important, especially for artists. If you’re like most people, you are operating on auto-pilot a lot of the time.  We all get into a routine, where we simply go from one item to the next, following our schedules and doing what’s “expected” […]