Dealing with the Tough Questions – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, January 25, 2013   “Why am I here?” “Where am I going in my life?” “What will I be doing in the future?” “What do I do next?” “Who can give me answers, who can I talk to?” “How do I move forward in my life?” “Can someone help me change and start a new life?”  Yes, there are …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

DWTS Season 14, Week 2 Eliminations

Wednesday, March 28, 2012   The time has come to eliminate the first Star on “Dancing with the Stars”!  Predictions can be a funny thing when you clearly have scores to go by; however, this show has proven time and time again that viewer votes can be very powerful! In this case, after two dances, the 1st eliminated Star was …

DWTS Season 14, Premiere

Tuesday, March 20, 2012   It’s time to kick off season 14! Derek Hough is back with E.T.’s Maria Menounos, dancing the sexy Cha Cha!  She is beautiful and likable. You need to watch this show just to hear her crazy laugh…(And I mean crazy)!   She hit her steps well from pose to pose, but the parts that you …

Cherish Life's Golden Moments – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, February 24, 2012   Two weeks ago, I had the wonderful blessing of sharing lunch with three great women in my life. The first was Lora Jeanne Wheeler, who gave me the love of reading many years ago. The second was Esther Robbins, who taught me how to balance a checkbook, and was able to get me to quit …

Let's Begin Fresh in 2012! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, December 30, 2011   We’re going into a new year, a new beginning, even the start of a new life. Health and Fitness through Dancing is my theme for 2012. After a fantastic year of health, fitness, weight loss, lots and lots of dancing, I’m ready to step forward into a fantastical new realm of excitement and fun in …

DWTS Season 13 – The Finale

Wednesday, November 23, 2011   The final show of Season 13 is here and the winner is finally revealed!  The Stars are only two dances away from the Mirror Ball Trophy.  Ricki, J.R., and Rob will compete with their favorite dance of the season and be ranked by the judges: 1st place (30 points), 2nd place (28 points), and 3rd …

New Clothes – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 18, 2011   “You need new clothes.” “Those pants are falling off of you.” “OK, you can’t wear that suit to work again!” Well, not to fear, I’m now proud to say after losing 40 pounds, I have new garments! I spent a day at the store, purchased 5 new suits and tons of new shirts and ties. …