It was a beautiful Friday night Prom. Ant and I danced together - moving forward and backwards in sync, holding eye contact, smiling at each other. With his permission I took his crown from behind his seat and put it back on his head.
As an Occupational Therapist working with children, adolescents, and young adults, my camera lens focused on all of the benefits of Bollywood dance such as facilitating motor skills, sensory processing and modulation skills, cognitive skills, communication, and socialization.
Conversations can be soul food. Both the connected kinds with a long time confidant, and also with complete strangers. Tell me about your life, what your passionate about, what your hopes and dreams are, and if I see you present to your own self then it is fascinating to hear all about what brings you joy!
Long before "Do you want to build a snowman?" came along, she was constantly showing up as a doe-eyed toddler asking if I wanted to play with her huge collection of dolls.
It was a vibrant spectacle with carefully curated music and dance routines. A treat to watch, each and every piece of the 1.5 hour long show felt complete and powerful on it’s own, and together it told the tale of Aladdin and Jasmine beautifully!
"Just Because" - A mini-series that celebrates some of the everyday heroes in my life (Part 1/3).
I say it often and just because... *The mini-series “Just Because” celebrates the everyday heroes in my life ❤️
The recently concluded National Library Week (Apr 7 - 13, 2019) had me reflecting on how libraries have allowed me to be in service of diverse groups of people right in their own neighborhoods. Through our CBDP Programs hosted at various libraries in the NJ-PA-DE tristate area I have met, and danced with, individuals of all ages and from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Have you ever had a random idea take hold of you? I'm not talking about serious work/life decisions but rather, a random idea that just fills your heart with joy? Well that's how this began...
In serving others, I believe we all shined our brightest that night!