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15 Annoying Things Dancers Do to Lose Jobs

True story: I know this guy that no matter where I am, as soon as his name comes up, everyone immediately talks about his bad breath. No one considers it gossip, because it’s a fact. People talk about it freely, because this dancer has got the funkiest breath on the planet. He may have a medical issue. I don’t know. I do, however, know that ... Read More »

Am I Happy Enough?

Do you sometimes look around and believe that the rest of the world has been given a free pass to happiness? Does it look like other people are breezing along with luck, love, and endless opportunities? This used to happen to me all the time.   I used to wonder: Where’s their struggle? What work did they do? What about the years ... Read More »

Dancers: I see you.

I am the tap dance teacher for Tremaine Dance Conventions. My goal for each class is this: to make eye contact with every student in the room. I do not look at parents while I’m teaching, because I save that smile, that energy, for their kids. Making eye contact builds relationships. Every interaction does not result in something deep or ... Read More »

You Were Right; I Was Wrong

Whenever someone says, “Easier said than done.” I always think, “What isn’t?” Just about everything is easier said than done. What about the words, “You were right; I was wrong?” It is such an easy statement to make, yet I remember feeling like such a loser the first few times I decided to say them.  Initially, saying these words made ... Read More »

A Dead-end is a Perfect Place to Turn Around

I know what it’s like to be in a relationship that is a complete waste of life’s breath. I used to semi-exist inside these relationships convincing myself, “it’s not that bad” or… “it’s better than my last one.” Really? We all have an inner knowing, our intuitive sense, that tells us when it’s time to cut our losses, turn around, ... Read More »

Making Every Day Feel Special

Raise your hand if you are in a relationship in which your special boo makes you feel like everyday is your birthday. Thank you, congratulations. I’m happy for you. You are a wonderful person who deserves what you are getting. This post is not for you. This is for the people who barely feel special one day a year. I don’t know if ... Read More »

The Longest Journey

I painted this canvass while in the depths of despair. I realize how super dramatic that sounds, but it’s true. I had reached a point where I had enough of myself and was ready to change the one thing I had control over: Meeeeeeeeeeee!   I kissed misery goodbye by first turning off my television. Then I started painting.    ... Read More »

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