Do you choose a word to guide you for the year? Last year I chose the word Play. You can read about it here (and there are also some great family photos on that post, too!) It was the perfect word for my first year of retirement. But now it’s time to switch things up.… Continue reading Four things to build Momentum in 2015
Have you ever seen one of these? Made in the mid-1960s and costing only $6.95: “with your Adjust-o-Matic dress form you see in advance just how attractive and becoming your dress, skirt, coat or blouse will look!” Inside the box was a bewildering assortment of pieces. I have to admit, as a person who kind… Continue reading Vintage Adjust-O-Matic Dress Form and a Healthy Body Image
Hello and Happy New Year! Have you ever chosen a word just one single word to guide you through the year? For the last couple of years I’ve held the word balance close to my heart. It was the word that helped me to navigate a very busy life: teaching up to 5 dance classes… Continue reading Cheers for a Playful 2014!
I have been pondering my upcoming retirement and what I want it to look like. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? Ironically, it was my illness that gave me the opportunity to examine these questions. It was a devastating time for me. For a while, I couldn’t even… Continue reading Bellydance after Retirement: the beginnings of a plan!
FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is overcast but I can see some blue between the clouds. I am thinking…about how much I would love to be lowering my stress levels at a dance workshop right now, hip-dropping myself into a sweaty ball, or howling with laughter over a silly joke with a girlfriend. Yesterday, alone… Continue reading The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August “Office” Edition
Tomorrow I’m dancing for the first time in over a year & a half…a small lunch-time performance for the seniors over at Macaulay Lodge. Amazing how just putting myself out there psychically has opened this perfect little door. All I had to do was think to myself “I feel open to dancing again,” and voilà!… Continue reading Feels like dancing!