The Second Vision – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, July 20, 2012   I was having a rough time a few years ago. Someone was making my life miserable, or so I thought.  There seemed to be no answer, no way out.  Then, I had a vision. Picture this: The subject of my torture was standing, smiling, as he was holding balloons in his hand. As he smiled …

Don't Let It Change You! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, July 6, 2012   Ok, I’m a retired choleric. After so many years of dancing, running, and life, I have become a sanguine. I haven’t laughed this much in years. Yes, I’m a list-maker melancholy deep in my heart, and I do try to please others as a phlegmatic, but now, it’s time to laugh and be happy. The …

Storm the Castle – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, June 29, 2012 “The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” Robert Cushing The battle Joshua was leading the Israelites across Jordan into Canaan. There they laid siege to Jericho. They …

Self Talk – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, June 15, 2012   “Well, that was stupid” “You are so dumb” “What in idiot” “I’ll never get it” “I just give up” Wow, have you said these things aloud to yourself? Ever heard someone else say this to themselves? I bet you have. Try some revitalization talk. “Let’s try that one again” “OK, start over” “I know I’ll …

Visualization and Imagery – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, June 1, 2012   “Focus, Concentration, Visualization, Imagery, Realization!”   “If you can see yourself doing it, you can make it happen”. Toni Yamin Let’s chat about how to make something wonderful happen in our lives. How to set life goals and the ways to achieve them. To start with, I detest setting goals.  I think they’re opaque and …

Who is Your Hero? – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, May 25, 2012   Who are the mentors in your life? I have several. First are Dan Schwalla and Joe Christian. These are two men who guide me spiritually and show me that I am wanted, needed, and that I can always make a difference in someone else’s life. My next hero was my dad.  When Colonel Woodbury passed, …

Only Today Does the Fire Burn Brightly – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, May 18, 2012   An old Eskimo proverb: “Yesterday is ashes. Tomorrow is green wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. In every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; Honor that; Try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.” John Ruskin (1819-1900) English …

Keep a Song in Your Heart – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, May 11, 2012   My mom, J. Clair Woodbury, would always say, “Keep a Song in Your Heart and a Smile on Your Face”. Momma was so much fun. We would sit together on the front porch of our Nashville home, and after a while we would just start laughing and laughing. Daddy would come in and join us …

DWTS Season 14, Week 8

Tuesday, May 8, 2012   6 Stars remain and a double elimination is coming.  Last night had 2 dances, a Ballroom round and a trio round.  First the Ballroom round… Donald sold the Tango this week with strong movement and sharp transitions.  His frame has improved, but he still needs to pull up and be taller.  Donald’s footwork was good, …

DWTS Season 14, Week 7

Tuesday, May 1, 2012   This week is classical week.  As for last week, my predictions came true… Roshon and Gladys were the bottom two, with Gladys being eliminated. Gladys was a class act and had a descent amount of talent.  Unfortunetley, not enough for this season. Starting off classical week is our classical singer, Katherine Jenkins, performing a Rumba …

Living in the Present – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, April 27, 2012   “All of our best days strung together like a beautiful string of pearls.”   You’re sitting by yourself, still and quiet, and a tear forms and falls from your cheek. A past memory, a remembered pain, a distant moment resurfaces. You don’t know why, but the tears begin to flow and you are lost in …

DWTS Season 14, Week 6

Tuesday, April 24, 2012     Oh no, I knew this one was coming…  Say good-bye to Gavin DeGraw.  Nice job Gavin, there is just stiff competition this season. Motown week was kicked off with some good, old school music and from Smoky Robinson and Martha Reeves.  The original artists were there to sing live while the couples danced.  Too …

Chivalry is Not Lost – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Saturday, April 21, 2012   “May I have this dance?” “I would be happy to do that for you”. “What a pleasure to dance with you”. “So good to see you today”. “How are you doing?” “Good evening, everybody”. “May I help you?” Remember all these wonderful greetings? Have you ever passed someone and they did not even say hello …

DWTS Season 14, Week 5

Tuesday, April 17, 2012   It was Latin night on Dancing with the Stars and Santana was playing, so you know it’s going to be a good night!  This is the best intro and exit music that DWTS has ever had. Jaleel and Kim opened the show with a booty shaking Samba.  He is hoping to get high scores this …

Purpose in Every Step – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, April 13, 2012   “I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step.” BFO, know what that means? A Big Flash of Obvious! Do you know if you’re running toward your goal, and do you have intention in every stride in your life? We all know that we fall short of the mark, but there is hope. …

DWTS Season 14, Week 4

Tuesday, April 10, 2012   Are you ready to rock?  It’s rock week on Dancing with the Stars! We’re going back to good old Quiet Riot!  Sherri and Val danced an attitude filled Tango, which matched both of their feisty personalities nicely!  She had nice poses throughout the dance; however, the short skirt with the high boots made not so good …