Desire

Why I Run, Swim & Bike (Q&A with Raina Cockburn)

Q: When did you start running? biking? swimming? A: I ran cross country a bit in high school but when most people ask me this question I say that I became a runner in 2002 when I ran my first half marathon. In looking back, I suspect a teacher encouraged me to try out as… Continue reading Why I Run, Swim & Bike (Q&A with Raina Cockburn)

Desire

An Indigenous Way of Knowing

Movement is a way of knowing. Movement is a way of connecting to the body, from the body. Movement is a way of relating, to the body, to other beings, to the landscape. Dance, in its simplest definition and application, is movement. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop at the Talking Stick… Continue reading An Indigenous Way of Knowing

Desire

A Teacher and Student in Transition

Transitions typically occur when or shortly after we experience a moment of truth. I think this is why we so often avoid the truth because it requires that we change an aspect of ourselves and our lifestyles even if we don’t feel ready or know what is next. The way I see it, change is… Continue reading A Teacher and Student in Transition

Desire

The Love Movement (by Ross McKeachie)

"To love something: what does this mean; what does it feel like? To love is to see something, as it really is, and to allow it total space to be just so. Love feels like an open embrace, a warm and soft celebration that judges not and holds onto naught." - Ross McKeachie Opening Up… Continue reading The Love Movement (by Ross McKeachie)

Desire

E-motion-al Education

What if we learned that emotions are actually teachers, teachers with lessons in how to be whole? What if we allow our emotions to move through us and move others?  School isn’t typically a place for emotions – no public place is. If emotions are expressed, we assume something is wrong and we try to fix… Continue reading E-motion-al Education