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.Read More
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?
“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
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.Read More
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….Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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.”Read More
Rachel's Recipe for Wellness and Joy: find the rhythm of rest and joy in your overly busy lives.Read More
10 tips to help you feel better when you need it most — now!Read More
There are 4 basic tenets in Dance Your Bliss. I invite my students to utilize these after our workshops.Read More
Dance Your Bliss can help connect you to your body and your true self.Read More
What are blessings? Are they important to us? Do they really make a darn difference?Read More
Americans are more miserable now than ever. It can feel as though we are just hanging on by a thread. This is not so.Read More
Take a few minutes to tend to your neck and release tension. Your face, neck, and jaw will thank you for it.Read More