10 Minute-a-day Dance Challenge
Saturday, January 12, 2013      2 comments

Hello Gang, For many years I taught belly dance classes. I carefully chose music that I enjoyed and that helped to support my dance needs. I crafted dance class "sets" for each of my favorite topics, and I was always happy to give my stu... Read more
Time Flies...
Sunday, January 06, 2013      0 comments

And so it came to pass that I got so involved with the chaos of a crashed personal economy, a quick move and then the top-to-bottom overhaul of my business. It's been go-go-go.. and frankly, it's time to slow down a bit and get things back in l... Read more
Video doesn't lie...
Sunday, May 02, 2010      2 comments

Well.. I had a performance - really my first public showing since losing about 40lb or so. I am having this strange moment of awareness of my body changing. I look down and see my breasts, but I no longer see a gut below. I look in the mirror... Read more
Change in Perspective - the body as transportation
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      1 comments

I traveled 22 out of 28 days in February. And as a result - I've started to walk more. During this orgy of travel, I went on a writers retreat in the UK. While I was there, I was struck with a massive revelation. My "thin" English fri... Read more
Chop that Salad...
Saturday, March 06, 2010      3 comments

I decided that I would start to "play" with my food. I have a great formula for a Mediterranean Chopped Salad... Some have called it Shirazi, but when I make Shirazi, I only use olive oil and lemon juice. 1 Cucumber - Cubed 2 Tom... Read more
I read.. I eat.. I think.. I fail to blog...
Friday, February 19, 2010      2 comments

Well.. turns out I'm really bad at blogging.. I'm bad at blogging for my business... I'm bad at blogging here for weightloss.. How does one become a better blogger? I want it.. I just have to work on it.. ~ Dawn... Read more
Goodbye 2009 - Hello 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010      0 comments

Hello Gang! 2009 was hard. We all felt the strain of the economy - and I - like many of my fellow self-employed artist-types felt it harder than many. As sales slumped and it became more and more difficult to make the proverbial ends meet... Read more
Happy Boxing Day
Friday, December 26, 2008      0 comments

Wow - what a difficult holiday season. I caught a cold the second weekend of November, and it got worse and worse.. However, I'm past the worst of it, but still in the recovery phase. Since today, a Friday, is about recovering from guests, di... Read more
Made a Bra - Lost 10lbs..
Friday, November 21, 2008      1 comments

Wow - It's Friday - and I weighed myself and found that I have managed to shave off 10lb. Let me tell you - an exciting moment indeed. I also finished making a bra. I like it a lot and some dancer will enjoy wearing it! ... Read more
Move of the Moment - Shimmy-Shimmy
Tuesday, November 18, 2008      0 comments

Today is all about the shimmy.. I'm going to shimmy at every opportunity.. I love being that crazy dancer who does strange things at the corners during her walks.. So - for my walking enjoyment.. Today I'll stop at the corners and count to 20..... Read more
7 hours of Belly Dance....
Saturday, November 15, 2008      1 comments

It's Saturday morning.. and boy, my pecs are screaming! I just completed a busy week that included seven hours of dance classes. Today, I'm going to dig around my house and get 20 dollars together to get myself a massage at the mall. T... Read more
Classes at the Priory
Wednesday, November 12, 2008      1 comments

This week I'm teaching a series of 7 hour-long classes for a high-school dance class. There are two classes, each three sessions, and today I'm teaching a cute little routine to that classic Tarkan song Simarik (affectionately known as the "kis... Read more
Today's The Day I Begin...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      4 comments

...Working on becoming more.. More? More Fit - More Flexible - More Strength - More Endurance - I'm tired of being retired from belly dance. After a knee injury and surgery to repair it, I gained a lot of weight. The combinatio... Read more