Check out my review for the Enlighten Asheville retreat experience. Spoiler: It was heavenly.
Sometimes, it’s nice to be nominated: part 2
I'm so proud to be acknowledged as a finalist for ACOR's Arts Educator award. I'm in great company!
Changed for the Better, episode 42
What do you do when you have the lion's share of talent, intellect, and drive to make real change happen? Perhaps, you follow a path like Tina Vasquez's. Taking great care to carve one that suited her needs, she followed her heart's passions and explored the challenging opportunities that called to her. That tendency started many moons ago. Read on to learn more!
I am officially published in an academic textbook! Read on to learn more!
Inspiration is a two-way street
On the final weekend of our spring musical season, I was reflecting on what it takes to create, to develop and to thrive. It's all about the people with whom you surround yourself.
What’s “too old?”
Is there anything you feel to old to do anymore? Ummmm....no?
Today, I attended the celebration of life for my college friend Mike who suddenly and tragically died last week. My first impression of his memorial is just how far-reaching his existence was.
We have all heard the phrase, “jack of all trades, master of none.” I’ve always taken that as a limiting statement, and I often find myself applying it to my life experience. Read about something that inspired me to just enjoy the ride.
We are the adults now.
The interesting dichotomy of our adult experience: when the universe decides that it's time to take someone away, we the adults, who maintain a semblance of our Peter Pan perspectives, have to process the loss through both lenses.
In my desire to practice more writing this summer, I took the opportunity to take notice of my surroundings in a quiet moment and create a little piece of prose.
Changed for the Better: the power of arts in education, episode 19
This episode shares the experience of someone diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder, and how his Thespian experience provided the community he needed to navigate some dark times in his life.
We must make more sense
I usually stay away from political or current event-related posts. In light of the recent spate of mass-murders, I needed to write about this.
Happy New Year!
Some quick thoughts I have for the beginning of 2022. Happy and healthy new year to all!
Comfort and joy
I bid you comfort and joy this holiday season.
Back in April 2020, as COVID was ravaging our world's self-concept, I turned to Facebook for connection, information, and entertainment (shame on me, but I digress...). I had been creating singing videos (I was actually a singer in another life). Teaching high school dance, theatre and PE tends to wreak havoc on the vocal cords,… Continue reading Strong Women
We Must Be Willing To Learn
The other day, I was looking at Facebook (like I often do) and I noticed a conversation on someone’s post where someone referred to “all the BLM people.” As though they are one and the same, and all evil. There was mention of the opportunities that are available and how Black people choose not to… Continue reading We Must Be Willing To Learn
Who am I?
I am... A mother. A wife. A teacher. An adult gymnast. An aerialist. A runner. A director and choreographer. An author. A composer. A playwright. A visionary. An ally. A friend. When we think of ourselves, we describe ourselves in terms we think people will understand. Keep it simple, don't blather on - no one… Continue reading Who am I?