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Lessons from a place of Love and Light, vol.2

Dancing. One of my favorite things in the whole world. In my youth, I danced jazz, and even some hip-hop and break- dancing. If there is beat, I am moving. It is literally impossible for me to sit still if there is dance-able music playing. Anyone who knows me really well, knows this about me. The cool thing about dance is you can do it anywhere, anytime. I can, anyway. And I will.


In the last months, my youngest sister and dearest friend, Kelly, has been training to become a Qoya instructor. In support of her, I have attended her classes she is required to lead as part of the certification. Wow! If you haven't tried Qoya, I cannot recommend it enough. I also highly recommend my sis as your instructor. (Once she completes her training, of course.) She is a natural.


What my sister reminded me of in her classes was how much I missed dancing, getting lost in the music and the movement. After an hour of moving, I felt calmer, stronger, clearer.



In recent weeks, I have found myself taking daily dance breaks in my kitchen. Not sure why it's my kitchen, except that I am often in there cooking and cleaning AND the kitchen table is from where I currently work. I have my Bluetooth speaker connected to my I-Pad. I cue up 3-5 songs on Spotify, and I dance. I love ALL kinds of music. Really. I do. I think every genre has good and bad. So, my daily choices can be random. Something for everyone, I think!


My daily dance break gets my blood flowing and helps me to release unhelpful energy, refocus, and return refreshed to create. I don't think I need to tell you all the benefits of moving your body, do I? Add to that the brain boosting power of music, and you have the perfect way to spend 10, 15, even 30 minutes to get you back on track.


I invite you, I challenge you to add a daily dance break for your improved creativity and productivity, and more significantly, your health and well-being (of mind, body, and spirit). And get the kids and coworkers to join you!


Love and Light,

Ms. Lauren






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