How to Stretch Hope in the World

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. 


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Rachel Fleischman
Who's Your Muse? Taking a Tip From the Ancient Greeks

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? 

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Rachel Fleischman
Mid-May Magic!

“Rachel’s workshop is like no other experience I’ve had. She has an amazing capacity to inspire, guide, and support each person in the group exactly where we are. She’ll make you laugh, push you to know yourself better, encourage you to connect with others and let go, and above all, she’ll have you spinning on the floor, reaching for the sky and walking on air.”—Rosemary Feal, PhD

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Rachel Fleischman
All That the Body Gifts You With

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.

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Rachel Fleischman
The Secret Power of Well Wishes

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….

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Rachel Fleischman
Gratitude-Delicious...Take a Bite!

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.

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Rachel Fleischman
Feeling So Much at Once...

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.


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Rachel Fleischman
My New Year's Gift to YOU 🎉

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.

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Rachel Fleischman
Finding Your Magical Rainforest

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.

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Rachel Fleischman