That picture is disturbing, isn’t it? As a parent, it seems like there’s always something lurking around the corner to threaten our kids’ wellbeing. Kidnappers, devices, Covid, now vaping…or is it just me? I’m not even a high anxiety person so I can only imagine many others are feeling even more concerned than I am about this new epidemic. As a high school teacher, I interact daily with teens and the teen world so feel I have some information of value to share with you. Vaping has absolutely exploded over the past few years. It’s devastating to think about all … Continue reading What Parents need to know about their Kids & Vaping
Any parent who has ever asked me how they can help their child learn a backbend at home has always done so nervously. “I’m scared she’ll hurt herself. I tell her to wait until class, but she won’t. Is there something I can do to help, because I can’t hold her back!?”. Sure, there is a lot you can do to help a child learn safely. Continue reading How to teach a backbend safely
Whether you regard dance as a sport or an art, great dancers now consider themselves athletes. Why? Because dancers need all-round fitness to cope with the demands of training and to … Continue reading Why Dancers are Athletes…but their regular Dance Class is Not Enough
Calisthenics has always brought about a bemused look on the face of the person to whom you are talking when you proudly say, “I do calisthenics!” “What’s that? Is that the baton-twirling one where you wear make-up painted on?” Um, … Continue reading So what is Calisthenics, anyway?
Updated title The ‘call to action’ of the most recent Catalyst program on the ABC compelled me to watch it. ‘Why eating less and exercising more is no longer enough’ – the answer to your question ‘why am I still … Continue reading Obesity: is plastic the problem and purple the answer?
Taking steps to improve your health need not be complicated. A couple of swaps, a new habit, a new skill and simplify, simplify, simplify are all at the heart of these 9 steps to simpler health.
1.Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon daily
2.Eat Whole Foods
3.Switch your bath product
4.Switch your cleaning products
5.Get a better night’s sleep
6.Plant some herbs
7. Take a Walk
8.Hug a family member or friend
9.Exchange a massage
10.Drink more water
Finding it hard to wind down or get to sleep? Concept of meditation or relaxation sound weird or scary? This is a very easy way to relax the mind and body and an entrée to the world of meditation and mindful … Continue reading Easy-peasy Mindful Relaxation
A dancers body should look like a human body! Dance is a risky area for the development of self-image issues. However, this means that there is an opportunity for dance coaches out there, to make a difference and influence development of a healthy body image. Through my studies I was fortunate to learn about effective ways to instruct pupils, so that they developed a healthy self-image as well as their sporting skills. Unfortunately I have not seen this trickle down to grass roots coaching (well, not systematically through coaching courses and the like), but hope that it will soon be … Continue reading A dancer’s body should look like…..
Let’s start to change the way we think and talk about our bodies by taking the 24 Hour Challenge.
Continue reading The biggest change I want to see in the World
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