Friday… I’m Loving Food, Gratitutde, and Words…and a little flower obsession!

Friday… I’m Loving Food, Gratitude, and Words…and a little flower obsession!

OMG, it has been such an amazing spring. The warmth and the sun just light me up inside and out. Walking in my garden makes me a bit crazy with delight…the roses are exquisite and I love my little paradise. (photos below!)

I have just finished up Gypsy Caravan Collective Soul Level One with dancers from the states and Japan, and we are into day two of GC Teacher Training Level One, wowee, we’ve got three more intensives after this, right here in gorgeous Portland.

The dancer’s commitment to themselves, this dance, and with that, to me, is cause for huge amounts of gratitude pouring from my heart and soul. I am always so honored when someone wants to carry on the legacy of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (™) and fulfill their dreams—becoming the dancer and the entrepreneur of building their business and lifestyle through and with the dance. And the words they write and say are full of such truth and beauty that my heart overflows…

so congrats to Veronica De La Torre-Bartleson (Florida), Midori Takeda (Japan), Ana Maria (California), Kate Christensen (Oregon) and Jamie Alascia (Arizona) for completion of CS1, and here is to more dance! Yay…


and thank YOU for being here too… it takes all of us to make the world a great place…


and now for our Friday inspirations!

**45 minutes of gratitude, inspired by Danielle La Porte—The beautiful product of a 45-minute gratitude writing practice — words from Desire Mapper Mara Lee Gilbert:

**Stone soup-need some good healthy food ideas??? check this out!

**a new sugar! at Wicked Smart

**Yay for Nutiva! and for our Food Babe hero!

**From one of my heros, Henry Miller…

And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?

**One of Steve Jobs’ 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven?t found it yet, keep looking. Don?t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you?ll know when you find it.”


Now go out and enjoy  someone’s garden and dance on…Let me know your thoughts… below in the comments…


HEY! Are you going to Tribal Rev in Chicago? Coming up this June… I am so excited to be going again, and have some great workshops ready for YOU!

a fabulous Writing for Dancers workshop on Thursday,  Improvisation using Tribal Orbits on Friday–love these circular partner concepts…and the oh so gorgeous and fun to dance with Tribal Shawls on Saturday! Plus I just got in a gorgeous shipment of Shawls to bring along with my new Tribal Grooves Tshirts!

Amanda and I will see you there!

Garden Fever!


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