Conquering the Slippery Slope of FOMO

I’ve felt it myself so there’s no more denying what I originally scoffed at, FOMO (internet slang for Fear of Missing Out). **Anxiety that you are missing exciting events that other people are experiencing, especially caused by things you see on social media.** This...

Reducing Stress One Dance Step at a Time

The lineup at the water fountain was longer than usual tonight. Salsa dancing requires frequent gulping. It was the second session of my new dance class, and this time the instructor knew to schedule a break. Perhaps she saw our tongues hanging out, like dogs panting...

Happier Feet Mean a Happier You

I do not have a foot fetish. I do not have a shoe fetish. However, it has come to my attention lately just how much I owe my feet. On an ordinary day, I don’t give them much thought, but today I’m giving my feet, all feet, a shout-out. Just think about what your feet...

Will the Next Step Surpass the Last?

My feet were famous once. A reporter showed up to our Halloween Ball and took some action shots for a pending story. I gave my permission to be photographed as long as she didn’t include my feet, and joked about always having the biggest ones out there. So what do you...

DIY Stress Therapy: Music

I have a secret. It’s been forever stashed in the I-hate-housework category, but it’s confession time. Yesterday I forced myself to clean the floors for the first time in a month and actually enjoyed it. Impossible you say? Nay nay, I say. Turns out that playing music...

The Trouble With Exercise. Lessons I Have Learned.

Stuff your body with holiday fare and results are undeniable, swelling takes place immediately. But pump some iron for a week and… zilch… nada… nothing. Even if intentions are all fired up, they begin to fade when you can’t see any results. Why...

Halloween: Break Out Your Playful Side

Halloween is a golden opportunity. Both laughing and keeping your playful side alive work wonders in neutralizing stress. And who doesn’t need that? When you think about it, laughter and creativity are the total opposite of all those things that contribute to life’s...

In Praise of my Back

A stronger you begins with your back, and I’m a walking testament. My back has saved my butt many times. I slipped and flipped backwards once onto the dance floor, landing with such force that I was sure the ER was next. The thud was scary and stunned me senseless for...

Dancing Stress Away

I can’t help it, I just have to talk about my own passion once in a while: dancing. I feel it’s my duty to infected you with the bug to boogie. Anything remotely danceable hooks my feet into action. I’ve tried the alone kind —tap, jazz, and belly — but my heart is in...

Good Conversation Unleashes Possibilities

Maybe I’m just too boring. When faced with the question on forms, “What are your hobbies?”, I always feel that one word isn’t enough. Like the makers of that questionnaire expected me to have a life full of dynamic adventures. Then it hit me, I love conversation and...