Self talk, dancing and keeping it real


Sometimes dancing, as much as we love it, can be a source of emotional turmoil and frustration. I don’t think this is always a bad thing. If you are pushing yourself in terms of creativity and skill, it simply goes … Continue reading

Bellydance with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Many in the dance community are unaware I have lived with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (the more accurate term for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for over 20 years. As the symptoms progressed, it was clear ballet, gymnastics, athletics and other high … Continue reading

For the beginner dancer


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Preface: This is an article I wrote specifically for bellydancers, though much of it can be applied to most creative endeavours. To the beginner bellydancer…. Congratulations on embarking on your dance journey. Welcome to the alternate reality of beads, tassels, … Continue reading