Get Out: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Ritual, romance, expression, healing, entertainment. Dance has no known beginning and will likely see no end. While it’s incorporated into culture and styles, dance is universal as well as personal. Some of my earliest memories involve dance: watching my grandparents two-step in our living room; my grandfather teaching me to two-step; car dancing with my “Fab…

Six reasons to fully experience the experience. #creativity #mojo

What does “experience” have to do with increasing creativity and mojo? I don’t mean experience in the past-tense as a cumulative effort, but the present moment. Right now, fully feeling whatever experience you’re going through and being fully present when you’re experiencing that moment. Your mind isn’t back in your work day or fast-forwarded to…

Dance Mom Forever Mix

My dance mom BFF Jill Martin and I are doing some videos to promote our new book, DANCE MOM SURVIVAL GUIDE. Of course you can make this healthy trail mix no matter what your kids – or you – are into. Enjoy! Nom, nom, dark chocolate chips!

3 things writers can learn from dancers

This weekend finds me in St. Louis wearing my dance mom hat, though not literally. (I do see an awful lotof dance mom and dad shirts, but I don’t own one.) It’s the end of dance competition season with various dance companies hosting their “nationals.” They judge the girls on technique, style and even their costumes,…