A few weeks ago I looked around the empty studio where I take yoga class and noticed what a beautiful space it was. I daydreamed about how it would feel to dance ballet there. Last night after yoga I put on my ballet shoes and thoroughly enjoyed the space as a Ballerina. Eleven years of training, more years ago than I care to admit. I felt empowered and began my adagio and then piqueé turned diagonally across the room. My body has changed considerably since my days in ballet but as my friend Sara Alloy was so lovely to point out, "There is no such thing as a 'dancer's body', there are just bodies that dance."
My sweet friend, Teslyn Butler the founder of "Hippy and Healthy.com" asked me to be her spokesmodel for November. Hippy and Healthy is a movement formed to empower and encourage women to love their bodies, educate them on various health issues, and add a flair of fashion. When Teslyn called my first reaction was: "Oh! i haven't worked out in a while, I don't know how I can contribute". Teslyn suggested that I take a different angle and talk about how I maintain my positive attitude. YES! MENTAL HEALTH! That made so much sense! When we are mentally healthy we are able to handle life’s inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. When bad things happen, we are able to bounce back and move on. I can truly relate to bouncing back from life's changes.
With the assistance of my good friend Celia behind the camera, and Mother Nature's gloriously sunny day, I filmed my contribution to November's Hippy and Healthy
Teslyn Butler founder of Hippy and Healthy