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Letting go of shame-full beliefs…

A few weeks ago, our BUST circus intensive class did three public performances. This is how, in one sense, we brought BUST to a close. I’ve been blogging about the six-week experience throughout. When it came to an end, I was overflowing with … Continue reading

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From Fear-Full to Fear-Less…

I first got on stilts in January, doing the Wise Fool NM program, ELEVATE. The very first time, I was relatively comfortable on them. The second time – a few days later, perhaps – I was terrified. I felt anxiety where … Continue reading

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When does self-care turn into self-indulgence?

In this last post from the BUST diaries (as I think of this series of postings), I wrote about the balancing act of self-care and serving the collective. I’ve continued to think a lot about this theme. Sometimes don’t we have … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act -the art of caring for self while serving the collective

A lot of what we are doing in BUST – a six week intensive circus camp at Wise Fool NM – involves finding your balance. This week, I’m thinking about the balance between pushing myself and self-care. BUST as a … Continue reading

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What does it take to support each other to rise and shine?

On Sunday, we began the WISE FOOL (New Mexico) circus camp called BUST. BUST has been running for twelve years. It is a six week program of intensive circus training for women. We will explicitly be learning aerial acrobatics on fabric … Continue reading

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Clown Logic – where could it take us?

Clown logic. That’s what we focused on this week in red nose, a.k.a. clowning class. In a clown’s world, many problems arise. Problems arise that in our world might be easily solved. My shoelace unties and I can’t figure out … Continue reading

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A Clown’s Gift

At WiseFool circus camp on Saturday we did clowning. The teacher preferred the term red nose rather than clown. Why? Clowns have a bad rap in some ways. “Stop clowning around” or “He’s such a clown” is what people say, … Continue reading

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