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Friday- it’s rockin’!

Friday- it’s rockin’!

Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture.

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. —Vaclav Havel

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Hello all of you most fabulous peeps out there around the globe…delighted to have you here with us, sharing, dancing, writing, questing…

The first run of the Tribal Quest Experience six week on-class ended this week, and it was a powerful and fun experience for the dancers. I am thrilled and delighted you all loved it like you did, and were able to share with each other and me in the private facebook group… This course will run again next spring…Thanks for taking the quest….When my work touches you like it did with this course, I truly know that I am on the right path, and to be able to network and share this work from other creative women, whoa…

Those of you in the Columbus, Ohio area…this workshop has just been added to my schedule…I am thrilled…

Paulette Rees-Denis in Columbus Ohio for a one night special workshop


Tuesday, December 10th, 7-9 pm….

and before I share those rockin’ Friday bits with you, I did want to mention that we have made a few dynamic changes to the Breitenbush Women’s Retreat coming up in April…it is time to get your deposits in to hold your spot…We would so love to have you join us! Please get registered now…


21st annual Tribal Bellydance Women’s Weekend       Apr 25-27, 2014

Tribal Dance, Tribal Vision, Tribal Bliss-a movement journey

at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit Oregon

 With Paulette Rees-Denis and Carol Vance of Gypsy Caravan Dance Company…

Plus Lynea Gillen, and  Darshan! (the Miss Cammi Vance!)

This is a weekend for all women, new dancers as well as seasoned dancers!

Join our circle of amazing women, get your Tribal Groove on… reach down deep and share the stories, the dance, the sisterhood…

This year Lynea brings you not only her energetic African dance and Yoga for Dancers, but her new incredible healing work – called Tension Release Exercises-TRE (http://traumaprevention.com/)She is the only certified instructor on the west coast…

                Darshan adds flair with Contemporary Bellydance Fusion…

                                 Paulette and Carol bring you Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ™ at its finest,

                                                            And Paulette and Lynea take you on a movement journey—

Tribal Bliss- Dance and Vision- combining dance, trance, and journaling.

Let’s get our dance groove on with a combo of Zumba® and Tribal Groove, African dance, and more! Get ready to work it out, sweat, laugh, dance, and celebrate our circle of women!

With added writing, yoga, healing, trance and meditation, we bring you this weekend to continue on your journey, wherever that leads you.… PLUS hot-tubbing, saunas, delicious vegetarian meals, and surrounded by the gorgeous mountains, with more to be announced, this will be an awe-inspiring weekend… get registered NOW!



Have you heard of the Crave Company? Dang, check out this powerhouse of love!



A long time ago I mentioned this book, Getting Things Done,  and you all loved it! I wanted to mention it again for those of you who haven’t read it yet. this is good stuff, especially if you are feeling overwhelmed, have a desk top of piles and can’t see straight! Which I get like that, fairly often!

Getting Things Done® is the work/life management system created by David Allen.



My dancing sister Merina sent this to me… I love it! This is from Amy Tan….

Why do you write?

I write because I know that one day I will die and thus I should experience as many deliberate observations, careful thoughts, wild ideas, and deep emotions as I can before that day occurs. I also have this notion — possibly a strange one — that each day is like the cessation of part of my existence. The day is gone, and the experiences have been experienced. But my writing is proof that I was alive 30, 20, 10 years ago, last week, yesterday. It is not the same as watching a rerun or looking at photos of memorable days. In a story, it is re-experienced as it happened the first time. My writing is my living mind, my feeling self. It contains my obsessions, ideas, contradictions and ambiguities, fears, desires, and curiosity. My writing often contains souvenirs of the day — a song I heard, a bird I saw, which I then put into the novel. (I take a lot out in the final revision.) When I go back and read my journals or fiction, I am always surprised. I may not remember having those thoughts, but they still exist and I know they are mine, and it’s all part of making sense of who I am. Today is a continuation of all the thoughts and feelings that preceded the current ones.


Kudos to him at Whole Larder Love, for saying it like it is…powerful words…thank you…



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Now, you all have a most magnificent Thanksgiving holiday, if you celebrate! And even if you don’t, give an extra think to those folks, animals, and things that you are grateful for…my heart swells up big to bursting when I think of how blessed I am, to be doing the work I love, to be able to share these amazing ideas with you, and to dance and move with love and ease… Many thanks for being here…Enjoy!


and I love to hear your comments below… Share with me what you are loving…