I have very tight hip flexors, which can cause pain and recently have made it difficult to sleep. My trainer recently recommended foam rolling after applying heat to the affected areas. I gave it a shot yesterday, and managed to get a 2 hr nap in! And I still felt good when I woke up :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 21, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Very hard day yesterday - received some bad news, had some difficulty with a peer, and got confused about the time of a lesson. What I can say is at the end of it all, I still gave my students the very best I had to give. I didn't let the hardships of the day affect my lesson, and I'm proud of myself for that.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 19, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments
Ok, so everything has changed, my interests and goals and even relationships. It's been huge learnings and although I was in shock for most of it. I feel that if it's happening to me, my thinking was probably very vunerable. I have noticed, when you feel really vulnerable, some predators may show up. They did for me. I live with what I am pretty sure is a clinical narcissist. I'm not absolutely sure, but I am…Continue
Added by CalmWind2 on July 17, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments
I did NOT write this.
Written by Frederica~
At the beginning of September I moved to a new city where I would start a new academic year at a new University. I was very optimistic and happy to be experiencing new things, and I was sure I would find the perfect friends to…Continue
Added by CalmWind2 on July 17, 2017 at 6:31pm — No Comments
I've been working hard at connecting faces to names at Chester Village, where I teach chair dancing. It's great to see people's faces light up when they hear their name, but yesterday had an additional payoff: One woman asked if I would dance at another venue that has weekly events! I need to talk to the coordinator of course, but I've got better chances now that one of the members is vouching for me :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 14, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments
I am open to the Universe, the Universe is open to me. I've started a journey of gratitude recently and my goal is to just reprogram my mind towards seeking the good out of every moment. I am writing this process down in order to positively reflect with myself about all the things I can be grateful for. Like free "nurse ginger green" smoothies to showing gratitude to the people around me.
Life is a lot easier when you can replace complaints with gratitude. So instead of me…Continue
Added by Stacey P. on July 12, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I teach chair lessons at a long-term healthcare centre, and it's going so well I recently decided to expand my operations. I've been compiling a list of different places to contact, combined with other ideas a friend of mine who is involved in the health industry. It makes me nervous thinking about cold-calling or emailing these people, but I feel more confident than I've been in ages.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 12, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments
One of the challenges I face is having to divide my time amoung multiple kinds of work, when I tend to prefer some kinds over others. Yesterday was a good one for this: I completed a large amount of marketing for the studio, got in some research for my business, and acquired a new reference contact for teaching dance at retirement homes and healthcare centres. Looking forward to repeating that today.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 11, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments
It took some negotiating, but I've managed to secure recording time at an event hall at a fraction of it's original asking price. It's better lit than where I was previously, and looks nicer in many ways. And it's practically right next to home!
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 10, 2017 at 7:01am — No Comments
Yesterday, I taught two different lessons. One went better than the other. BUT I've much better idea of how I can improve because I've started to include more detail about this in my notes. It sucks feeling I could have done better, but it's gratifying to know I WILL be better, because I'm finally paying more attention to it.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 7, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
I've been reviewing how to make a lesson more enjoyable, while allowing myself to get to know the student better and present opportunities for them to get what they're looking for through dance. Yesterday I applied what I'd learned so far, and had possibly the best lesson I'd ever taught! The couple had a fantastic time, and I felt I maintained the flow throughout the lesson, far better than I had before. They didn't purchase a program, but they were very enthusiastic at the end and said…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 6, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments
The Youtube page for my business is now (mostly) set up, so I can draw more users back to my website, or connect to the next video in my vlog series. Plus, I've confirmed two more people to be interviewed in future monthly themes! Step by step...
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 5, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments
♥♥I LOVE MY LIFE♥♥
Season 10 begins on a sluggish note.
I am excited because I KNOW when focused things happen. The key is to make sure I STAY IN FOCUS. Sometimes it feels like there are so many things to do, I get stuck in the process. So here is to clarity...every moment. To stopping and re-evaluating that I am EXACTLY on the path that will lead to the…Continue
Added by Blossoming Beauty on July 4, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments
I had a really rough night's sleep the night before last, and felt pretty grumpy the next morning. Instead of getting to work like I originally wanted to, I frittered the morning away watching Youtube videos. It took spending a bit of time playing outside with the bunny to help me reset and focus, but once it happened, I was back on track! Got a lot of inbound marketing research done for the studio, and made some important progress on my own site as well. Having a difficult start is hard,…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 4, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments
Added by Mariah on July 2, 2017 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Yesterday was wall-to-wall busy, and I needed to pick up my energy more than once. I managed to get a short nap in the middle of the day, but otherwise it was about 12 hours of moving, working, and dancing. I'm glad I managed as best as I did, and a bit proud that I didn't lose my centre like I might have in the past. Daily mantras are paying off.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 30, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments
There is friend I know from university who intimidated me somewhat, because he was pretty suave, gave off an aura of confidence, and generally seemed to have his sh*t together. It's remarkable how much our relationship has changed over the years, as I've gradually come into my own and developed my own confidence in myself. He's been away for a while, but yesterday my wife and I paid him and his fiance a visit as they travel across Canada towards their new home. It felt, maybe for the first…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 29, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments
One student of mine has a bad habit that he's been struggling with for years: He moves his partner by pushing forward from his shoulders and arms, rather than moving his body. Yesterday however, we had a breakthrough. I had him dance facing his partner without contact, then instructed him to think about moving her 'with his belly'. To my amazement, he made a full pass around the floor without hunching forward! His partner was very grateful, and I'm excited to have finally found something…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 22, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments
I am declaring this for real and for fun. Been singing it as I get ready for the gym and when I cool off. Whole hearted good times.
The summer so far is quite sweaty and hot. Bought popsicles to fight the heat. Life is good. Really thriving to achieve a big dream. This week a job posting for a place I really would love to work at appeared on a job site. I applied lightning quick. Now I am chilling and imagining having a nice window seat at the job. Wouldn't it be nice?…Continue
Added by Stacey P. on June 21, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments
Got an important piece of advice from my life coach yesterday: Treat every new student like a friend I haven't met yet. People tend to enjoy learning from from they genuinely like more, and they're more likely to continue with that person. I applied this (with some difficulty) to some newer students I had later - good thing I did too, because the woman was very stressed out from a long day at work and having a little fun and humour helped improve her energy. Looking forward to practicing…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 21, 2017 at 8:11am — No Comments