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Looking for a perfect gift for yourself or that special dancer in your life?
Here’s what we came up with so far for our 2016 wish list:

• A year’s subscription to Datura (online classes)

• A photoshoot with Jeanie Lewis (Seattle)

• Drumming lessons (with George Sadak or Erik Brown, Seattle)

• Private lesson with Henna (Portland,

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What pops into your head when you read these words?

Mindfulness
Self-awareness
Living in the present
Meditation

Probably something buddha-y or someone with their eyes closed on the beach. Right?

Maybe you hear these words too much and they are so overused you kind of tune them out whenever you see them.

People tell you to practice these words, that they are “good” for you. But has anyone ever explained why?
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This is so simple, but surprisingly challenging.

Here’s what you do:

Try doing everyday things with your non-dominant hand.

Things like:

• Brushing your teeth
• Curling your hair
• Using your mouse
• Using your phone
• Picking things up
• Paying for your bus fare
• Using eating utensils
• Opening the door
• And anything else you can think of (like having an ice cream cone –

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HEAVY SLABS OF MEAT – that’s the best way to describe how my legs felt as I flopped down on the couch and threw them up on the coffee table.

I couldn’t remember the last time they were this tired. A wonderful wedding with lots of dancing (and wearing heels that I hadn’t put on in a long time) was the cause.

I sat for a few minutes in the dark,

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I don’t know how full-time mamas do it. If we have just one rainy day where we have to stay inside all day I’m exhausted. (And I only have ONE kid.) Music and movement games have definitely gotten me through some of those rough days and I’m hoping by sharing this list with you it can help you through some of yours. 

 Tip: Don’t tell your kid what to do,

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Health benefits, stress relief, adrenaline rushes, boosts of self-confidence, supportive community, artistic expression — I am in love with dance (and movement) for many of the same reasons we all are. But I want to let you in on a little secret… I didn’t learn the REAL REASON behind why I dance until, as funny as it seems, I stopped dancing.

Or at least, I stopped dancing from an outsider’s perspective. (Meaning, I stopped teaching,

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