I wish I was as confident and at peace in other areas of my life as I am with my hobby of teaching dance. I am still practicing… In fact, in working with my own coach, Mary Mulliken, we have used dance as a metaphor for how I want to be in my “real career” or in “real life”.
- I choose only music that deeply resonates with me– music that is poly-rhythmic, using live horns and drumming. What if I only said yes and committed to work that was aligned with my values and goals?
- I am happy to share my passion. Sharing this with others opens other gifts like community building with amazing mamas at the Montclair YMCA. What would it be like to unabashedly and unapologetically bring that same passion to other areas of my life?
- I don’t worry so much about how many people show up to class or if they like me. I am happy to teach a class of any size. How can I shift my tendency to seek others’ approval to a more intrinsically motivated desire to just be me?
- I am energized by teaching the class no matter what mood I’m in– when I enter into the space of the music and dance it is effortless (albeit sweaty). Who am I when I enter that “effortless” space? What do I know and believe about myself and others?
Just having this space for two hours per week has provided me the opportunity and gift to get aligned with myself, my needs and my goals. What is your metaphorical and literal dance