Archive: October, 2009

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From the Bottom of my Feet

It recently came to me the realization that although I love, love shoes, when it comes to dance, I prefer to not wear any.  For the last 5 years of my dancing career I have learned to dance without shoes.  I have been a strong follower of Modern Dance, Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban movement.  All of these [...]

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Mourning

Why is it so hard to mourn or allow someone else to mourn?  Do we even know what mourning means?  Most of us are familiar with the dictionary definition of the verb TO MOURN that is “to show the conventional or usual signs of sorrow over a person’s death,” but there is also another definition “to [...]

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My Soul Friends

As I decorate my apartment, I’m searching through my pictures looking for those moments I shared with the four people that have been part of my journey.  The four friends whose paths have crossed mine and who even across the distance keep being a tremendous inspiration. I met Viviana in my ESL class at Belmont [...]

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When We Were Human…

I often wonder about this whole concept of evolution and how our bodies have changed and adapted in order to survive throughout history.  I think that in many ways it is wonderful that as part of nature we have been able to evolve to the demands of the ever changing times.  I feel it is [...]

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Choosing To Love Over Choosing To Control

I come from a generation in which spanking was and may still be normal. I understand that as a strategy that worked in the past. That’s what people knew. That’s was the way things were done. I was raised by my mother in Ecuador until I was 15 years old before I migrated to the [...]

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