Own Your Sprinkle of Righteous Indignation & Keep Going For It
How to Stretch Hope in the World
I see students and clients who get a rejection, and want to give up and change course right away. They get so down that they decide they were not cut out for it and want to give up. I say to them “Hell no!” Rejection happens. Get back up. Try again. You've got this!”
So what can we do to feel better?
Who's Your Muse? Taking a Tip From the Ancient Greeks
I’ve been sharing Dance Your Bliss since 1999, and if you’ve been to my classes, you know that I’m a ‘sharing addict.’ A serious one. Sharing gifts, resources, ideas, acts of service or time is really important to our health. Gifting is fun and makes the giver feel great. You inspire a little magic in the world. The repercussions of sharing - the gorgeous and rich domino effect of doing good in this world - creates change. We need this now.
Sharing gives me hope.
4 Magical Questions that Will Improve Your Relationships
I remember Rama, my Dad’s Tai Chi student. She was a muse for me. I totally adored her. She was one of the most elegant women I had ever met, dressed in all black in winter, and all white in summer (I kid you not). She moved through life with grace and presence. She taught me to slow down, to breathe, and to meditate.
Who has acted as a muse in your life? Who has personified grace and beauty for you?
The Practice of Awe: Why We All Could Use Some Mind Altering Medicine
According to Harville and Helen, the problems you are facing with coworkers, family, and your partner stem from a cultural problem — one that wreaks havoc on all areas of our lives. Because negative relationships do just damage our own health and productivity, they have a huge long-term impact on society.
All That the Body Gifts You With
Some of the time I live in bliss. I do. But a lot of the time I’m like everyone else, just trying to make it through each busy day. Luckily, I have concocted a cheat, a hack if you will, that can zip me out of a sad, lonely or numb place. It takes a matter of minutes and an open mind. Want to know my secret?
The Secret Power of Well Wishes
Exciting things are on the horizon for me and Dance Your Bliss. It will be my 17th summer at the Omega Institute! Wild, right? I am incredibly touched by the many emails that I receive from students who have benefitted from our Bliss workshops. So many of you are incorporating mindfulness, movement, gratitude--and dance teaching into your daily lives. This makes my day.
Gratitude-Delicious...Take a Bite!
It has been a long winter for many of us. After over a month of dumping rain in San Francisco, I am beyond grateful for the brilliant sun shining on me right now. Our physical surroundings really do affect us. As do our thoughts. Read on….
Feeling So Much at Once...
I’m still deciding whether I’m a pessimist or not. I can get lost in negative thinking, distracted by a nagging cloud of the blues. Then, with the help of my 3-breaths I can call up my passion for expression, art, dance, kindness, generosity. I can exhale slowly, knowing the many ways that I have found buoyancy in the face of grief, depression and adversity.
My New Year's Gift to YOU 🎉
I see buds on my phalaenopsis orchids in my office, and frost on my kitchen window. Is it winter? Is it spring? Can it be both?
So many moments are a mix....joy, confusion, frustration, tentative hope…We feel so much at once.
Finding Your Magical Rainforest
It’s a Brand New Year and Bliss Blessings are here…. As I write this, the wind is whipping with ferocity and the trees outside my living room window are shaking. It feels both tender and auspicious to wave goodbye to 2018 and offer hope and wonder on where the winds of 2019 of will take us.
To Boone and Back
The day before Thanksgiving, it rained in San Francisco for the first time in 6 months. It was a huge big deal, and that Wednesday morning I entered my therapy office singing. I was so grateful for the rain. We have needed the rain. With all of the smoke and devastation in the air, this rain was a welcome friend.
Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Feet!
I’m sitting on a plane at 8 in morning, bleary-eyed, nervous and excited all at once. I’m travelling about 3000 miles from San Francisco to the bucolic and tiny town of Boone, North Carolina. And I’m scared out of my mind.
Rachel's Recipe For Wellness & Joy
“I’ve led “Dance Your Bliss” for eighteen years for thousands of people, men and women of all ages and abilities on several continents — and it’s my FAVORITE thing to do because there’s nothing like music and dance to lift us up.”
Feel Better Instantly: 10 Easy Tricks for Joy
Rachel's Recipe for Wellness and Joy: find the rhythm of rest and joy in your overly busy lives.
The 4 Tenets of Dance Your Bliss
10 tips to help you feel better when you need it most — now!
Get Blissiplined — Now!
There are 4 basic tenets in Dance Your Bliss. I invite my students to utilize these after our workshops.
The Power of Blessings
Dance Your Bliss can help connect you to your body and your true self.
Slow Down and Be Here Now
What are blessings? Are they important to us? Do they really make a darn difference?
Americans are more miserable now than ever. It can feel as though we are just hanging on by a thread. This is not so.