Welcome to my blog! Here you can read posts that capture what I am learning through my experiment.
My plan is to focus on three things: Project 3Ts (transforming trauma into thriving), becoming a dancer, and Stoicism. My experiment will be framed by the following questions:
- Can I transform my traumatic experiences into a thriving life? Or can I have a thriving life despite past trauma?
- Can I use dance to strengthen my self-confidence to walk away from unhealthy relationships sooner?
- Is it possible to become a dancer this late in life? What does this even mean?
I tackle these questions, including the questions they raise!
Fifty. That number looms menacingly in her mind. She is almost there. What has she done with her life? Absolutely nothing. All the choices she made as a young adult turned out badly. The man she married abused her. The … » » » »
I wore a nasty woman t-shirt for Halloween. A few people asked me for more context, which inspired me to write about it. It is, of course, a reference to a comment during the 3rd Presidential debate (yes, I know … » » » »
Last weekend, we had a heat wave. For me that meant that even where I live, which had been gray, foggy, and around 15 degrees Celsius, was warm and sunny. I loved it! Then after three days of that, the … » » » »
I am not quite sure why I have been so silent on my blogs. Well, okay, at least in part it is because I am still struggling emotionally. Quite a bit actually. That is why I have decided to really … » » » »
I am struggling with depression again. And, frankly, I am getting kind of tired of these demons because I can see how they are interfering with my life, with my dance. So, I have decided that I need to face … » » » »
Or what actually happened Posted on June 26, 2016 In my blog from Friday evening, I mulled over what my dancing future would be given three dance-related experiences this week. The one that was looming large is now behind me: … » » » »
I’ve had three dance related experiences this week that I want to use to figure out where I want to go next with my dancing. On Monday, I attended a folk dance party with live music. And I had a … » » » »
And then I crashed. First, the palpitations came back. Then, I noticed when I was pushing myself on a day after work that I ended up walking as fast as an easy walk on a day off. Or maybe it … » » » »
I was so excited listening to an interview with the author of Grit, I decided to test out if I could use these ideas to become the best dancer I can be. I already knew that “best” needed defining, of … » » » »
I listened to another interview with K. Anders Ericsson, which reinspired me to adapt his ideas to my belly dance practice. However, I quickly realized there’s a reason why I hadn’t done this over the past 15 days – after … » » » »