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Dance Anywhere

Friday, March 28th, 2014


dance anywhere® is a public celebration of dance everywhere, around the world, simultaneously.

I took part in it.

In my basement.


With a teensy tiny foot dance.

While waiting for the washing machine to stop.

It was a break from report writing, invoicing, income tax prepping, household chore-ing.

Cause I *LOVE* to dance, any and every which way possible!

Dance Anywhere Day March 28, 2014 from jennifer hicks on Vimeo.



Pleasure. Here’s what I get that from.

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

One of the main tenets of Nia is that I can choose pleasure.  

The thing about pleasure (which I’m continuously learning and relearning) is that it won’t always automatically just drop into my experience, but rather I have the ability to choose it.

And it’s kind of magical, because I’ve come to see that pleasure is always there for the taking. It’s just up to me to figure out what shift in my attitude, tweak in my perspective, or modification of my body  will allow pleasure to show itself to me.

In other words, pleasure doesn’t always find me. It’s not waiting for me to soothe or distract me.  Instead, I believe that I need to be consciously on the lookout for it, finding ways to invite it in by adapting to my present situation. So if I’m not in pleasure, it has nothing to do with *her* or *that* or *them*. And it has EVERYTHING to do with ME.

I am so blessed to have many, many things that give me true and deep pleasure in my life, and I want to share them with you.  I know I can always find pleasure in these things, and that I can work to adjust my perspective to find MORE PLEASURE IN MORE THINGS because I know how to do that.

This list sort of poured out of me, and so these things are in no particular order.

Right now, I find pleasure in:

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise

Fresh air.

Deep sleep.

Steaming coffee in a blue pottery mug from Broadview Espresso.

Nailing Nia choreography.

Finding inspirational music – like this and this and this.

Sharing on Instagram.

LEARNING! Oh, how I adore learning!

And I ALWAYS find pleasure in Trying new things. Like singing with a choir. With the ever pleasure-able Danette Relic.

Choir Choir Choir – Take on Me by Aha from jennifer hicks on Vimeo (this video is deliberately un-edit, just like my life).

Tell me, what in your life gives you pleasure?