Tag Archives: trying not to be a dick

It’s not you, it’s me

  I did something scary today. I announced that I was taking a break from teaching dance. This has been a long time coming and I don’t know how long the break is going to be. I still love dancing … Continue reading

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Adventures in swinging the other way #stilladanceblog

God, I haven’t posted anything here since March. A lot has happened since then and I’ve had a lot of thoughts and written a lot of stuff, most of it is stream-of-consciousness processing in paper journals, some of it draft … Continue reading

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I stumbled out of bed, I got ready for the struggle (this is a post about posture)

There’s a person I work with who has good posture. Revision: there’s a person I work with who I think has good posture. Revision: there’s a person I work with whose posture I notice with approval. Let’s be honest, I’m … Continue reading

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The lost art of keeping my mouth shut

Introversion is dominant in my family. My mother was an extrovert and used to excel at filling the ample silences provided by the rest of us. When she died, I felt myself stepping into her role in that regard, even … Continue reading

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Back to the dance

I went to a ceilidh recently. It was like contra dances and folk dances I’ve attended before. You arrive and there are people smiling at you, and the room is rapidly becoming warm with happy bodies. You see people you … Continue reading

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Too busy to hold on

I work in a really big organisation which does terribly important work. I’m just a tiny part of a tiny part of it, and there are huge bits of that it my job doesn’t even touch, but there are lots … Continue reading

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HONOUR

Love, honour, and obey – old-fashioned marriage vows Honour thy father and they mother – Exodus 20:12 Honour your feelings/honour your body/honour where you are today – possibly every yoga teacher ever Part of my yoga teacher Jenifer’s end-of-class ritual … Continue reading

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Practising unconditional love…with cats

Souls love. That is what souls do. Egos don’t, but souls do. Become a soul, look around, and you’ll be amazed – all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one. –  Ram Dass, Be Love Now   … Continue reading

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Mission statement 2016

My mission statement popped boldly into my head during a webinar with positive psychologist and all-round excellent person Niyc Pidgeon. I wrote it down and almost immediately started making the graphical version pictured here. This is why I do what … Continue reading

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Anniversaries are important to me (28 January 2016)

In the bad old days, early this century in fact, two people weren’t allowed to get legally married to each other in my country if their genitals were similar. Then in 2004 there was quite a torrent of energy, including … Continue reading

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