Monday, September 22, 2014

A Conversation with Choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Expressive Arts, Featured, Movement

Our own Robyn Hussa caught up with choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes to get the details on her career, life and what inspires her most. RH: Please tell us about yourself and what you do? TNH: I am a dancer/choreographer.  I started dancing at age 9 at a local studio in Orlando, Florida.  I walked in the […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser (Body Empowerment 82)” originally posted May 20, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In honor of International No Diet Day, this video addresses the difference between diet as a noun, versus diet as a verb. […]

Growth Takes Time: Lessons Learned from Trees

Life lessons can be learned anywhere.  This week, I was reminded of the importance of patience while in a wooded trail around a lake.  Nature empowers my personal growth, so I seek it out whenever possible.  I choose, whenever possible, to exercise outdoors, as it combines my love of fitness with inspiring surroundings. During a […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Movement”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Movement (Body Empowerment 62)” originally posted July 16, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline talks about intuitive movement, and really listening to our bodies desires for movements, rather than imposing what our brains – or the media! – […]

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit at JOE’S PUB in NYC on 12/20!

Just like with healing our body, healing our homes, our cities, and our earth after a natural disaster with devastating repercussions requires tremendous communal support and uplifting artistic energy. That is why We Are the Real Deal is the perfect space to announce an exciting upcoming event in which I’ll be performing on Thursday, December […]

this is your brain on dance

Scientific American’s 2008 article explains that “unconscious entrainment – the process that causes us to absent-mindedly tap our feet to a beat – reflects our instinct for dance.” It would seem that our brains have evolved around rhythm! Throughout all of the movement tasks in their study, there was activation in areas of the brain that correlate […]

4 Keys To Improving Your Body Image

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications Whether we are in grade school, high school, college — or beyond — we can benefit from increasing our body esteem.  We know that negative body image contributes directly to an array of issues, to overall dissatisfaction and unhappiness, but also it is important to see that our bodies also […]

Dance/Movement Therapy: Accessing the Language of the Body

The Language of the Body Movement defines us from the first kick in our mother’s womb till our final breath, and we participate in a dance of life, communicating through our bodies long before we learn to speak using verbal language. Throughout our lives, body language remains our most natural means of recognizing our needs […]

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