Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pole Dancing Creates Leaders

7. Knowing Self

Extraordinary leaders know who they are and who they aren’t. They know their strengths and weaknesses. They are genuine, their personality is the same in work and play.
IMG_1779-EditPole dancing deepens self-awareness better than anything I’ve ever experienced. It’s as if with every dance we recover a lost puzzle piece we need to become whole.
We reclaim forgotten aspects lost to a culture that numbs us to our emotions. We remember talents, goals and dreams discarded for more practical pursuits.
This occurs through the colors we wear to class. The outfits or costumes we don for improv or performance. Our favorite moves and music. The style we develop. The emotions we feel and express.
How does pole help you know yourself better?
As we integrate the layers of ourselves we discover in pole class into our lives we blossom and become more of who were are meant to be.
In these ways, pole dancing creates leaders.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why Dating The Wrong One Causes You To Love The Right One More


You’ll learn that you are a survivor.

When you’re young, you haven’t yet experienced a lot of life, so if you fall in love for the first time with the wrong person, you risk sustaining a unique set of emotional scars.
Ultimately, you’ll realize that those wounds heal. It’s not the end of your world if your partner cheats on you or even leaves you. It was so obvious before, but it’s even more obvious when you come out of the wrong relationship.
You realize that you can land your feet, even when the unthinkable happens to you. In the right relationship, you’ll know that you’re a survivor, and you can live through the bad days and enjoy all of the good ones."

"Being in the wrong relationship made me more discerning about with whom I spent my time, and I think that’s wonderful.
I am open to love, but I am not open to being miserable. In the right relationship, you won’t be miserable; you’ll be content."

"life is all about the lessons that you learn from the people who come into your life. Use those lessons to make better decisions in the future"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Life Lessons

 I've been reading. I've been listening. I've been watching.

I haven't been as busy, which is nice. My sweetheart is right. Mental busyness is just as difficult as physical busyness.

Life lessons.

Things are the same everywhere. There is always poverty, rich, dirty, fun, hip, scary, inspirational, expensive, cheap, quality, etc. No matter where you live, what business you're in, what food you're eating.

Time is what you can never replace. And people waste it out of fear, so very often. How many times have you stayed in a relationship, because it was a little unnerving to be alone?

I did. :( For a very, very long time. Different men of course, but on and off again, just to escape the loneliness that has haunted me ever since I was a young girl. I need people, I need attention, I need to be valued. I wonder about that need - for attention specificially, but when it turns to I need to be valued, then I think that humans have a desire to feel valued, because everyone wants to feel validated, respected, important, missed if they were gone.

 I've been through so many lives in my short time on Earth, and many times I have wondered, ever since I was a young kid, would anyone even miss me if I was gone? Of course, my parents would miss me, and my sisters because they're supposed to, and my grandparents, my aunts of course, and now - my clients for sure because, honestly finding a great hairstylist is hard, my assistants would be quite sad I think, the friends I have developed over the years, perhaps would just never hear from me again (because that is kind of like me) or they would ask my parents, see it on Facebook or somehow talk with another like me.

 What are we doing with our lives? I have all these inspirational quotes, pictures, etc up in my house and most of the time, all I can barely do is BREATHE when I read them. Run here, run there - a lot of it has to do with food I realize. If you eat too much, and take in too many calories, you have to exert more energy to burn those off if you did not need them, and if you don't burn those extra calories off, you start to not feel like "your best" self. And I don't know about you - but I want to feel THE BEST that I can feel like all the time. Because...

#1. When I feel great, I perform great. At my job, in my personal life, in my professional life.
#2. When I feel great, I get out more, I'm more social - which just enhances my world and knowledge.
#3. When I feel great, I want to continue feeling great, so I make healthy choices. Food, water, exercise, balance of work and play - that's something we'll talk about.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daily Work

This week has been good. Heidi Coker started her Kickstart back up on Monday and I have been on the bandwagon!

Monday: Studio 8am-9am stretching, light workout
               Ran/walked around 4 miles after work

Tuesday: Studio 8am-10am stretching, working

Wednesday : Studio practice twice! Working on my routine for Halloween, October 24th is approaching fast, and I want to make sure that I have a good video for hopefully video submissions for competitions, but even if it's not competition ready, I still want to put on a great performance & express myself on stage. :)

Today, so far - has been an errand running, house working, getting cleaned up and purging of unnecessary things. :) Headed out and hopefully to ballet class at 5:30pm, maybe followed by Advanced Spin from 7-8pm. We'll see how much energy I have. :)