Who is Your Inner Warrior? I used to be under the impression that self-care was all about pillows and softness and ease. After all, this was about being kind to myself, nurturing myself and even being a little indulgent at times, right? What it took me a while to learn was that self-care involves accessing … More Who is Your Inner Warrior?
I learned how to flip turn at the pool the other day. I got water up my nose. Missed the wall. Dove too deep. I learned anyway. I told myself I was too old. Too out of practice. Too set in the other way. I learned anyway. I played in the water. It was fun. … More PLAY
I had always imagined healing would be this ethereal experience. The sun shining, a community of support, basking in a feeling of wholeness… That is until I really dedicated myself to a healing path. I then came to understand the often lonely, painful, and dark path healing sometimes requires.
This past week I had an illuminating conversation with my university students. I love teaching this teacher education course at this particular college because these future teachers help me feel hopeful. Hopeful that they will work to reverse some of what plagues urban public education today– the anti-intellectualism, low-expectations and uninspired teaching. This group (of … More 4 Rules to Live By
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” … More Radical Advice: Dance Through Life