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Speaking to the Identities of Others

“… Good education may leave students deeply dissatisfied … Students who have been well served by good teachers may walk away angry—angry that their prejudices have been challenged and their sense of self shaken.”–Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach … … Continue reading

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The Dancing Brain

     Dancing tango offers me an escape from the world of obligations, where I am often privy to a small community of people who share in a mutual interest. We all have different reasons for dancing, yet our paths converge … Continue reading

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A Tango Perspective

      I enjoy dancing tango at Sangha Space. Having had limited dance experience prior to tango, I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by Sangha Space’s warm and inviting community of people. As someone who still considers herself a new … Continue reading

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Beauty

I love my body. I’ve never heard a woman say these words, in this sequence. In fact, I’ve never heard this sentiment expressed, in any way, shape, or form, by any person in my life. And I, too, struggle to … Continue reading

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AWKWARD eye contact

I recently discovered my 11th grade English class journal. I did not enjoy this year of English, the teacher was a drone. Very nice, but very boring. Except for the assignment as the end of the year when we had … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Affirmations

June 22, 2014 I woke up this morning feeling a little bit lethargic, muscles are little too tight, stomach a little too queasy, and a slight bit of angst while thinking “what did I get myself in for” in regards … Continue reading

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Say It Like You Mean It, but No Speaking Please

June 8, 2014 “We approach the secret life of another language more intimately on first approach than after we have married into it.” If we view movement as a language, that also has an emotional content that allows us to … Continue reading

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