Dancers and Emotional Eating Dancers and Emotional Eating Many dancers who I work with consider themselves “emotional eaters.” And while I’m not into labels, I’ve been there and I know it can feel like you’re eating all your stress and
My Body Image Story in Ballet
My Body Image Story in Ballet When you start dancing, it’s about the joy of it. You just love to move, and you enjoy the challenge of striving to be better, stronger, more lovely. There’s this great sense of achievement
How to Deal with Criticism in Dance
Harsh Criticism and Feedback in Dance From the time you start taking dance seriously, the focus is honed in on technique. Your teachers help you to work out all the little technical details . The best teachers create an environment
Do This to Achieve a Positive Body Image
The Whole Dancer Body Image Booster If you’re struggling with body image, you’re not alone. When faced with your reflection each and every day in just a leotard and tights, it’s easy to get caught up in judgment. I started
How to Stay Body Positive in Dance
Staying Body Positive in Dance When a Friend is Being Negative We’ve all been there…innocently warming up for class and a friend unleashes hatred; onto herself. She’s looking in the mirror and starts to pick apart her body and appearance.
Take imperfect action – perfection is holding you back
Is Perfection Holding You Back? Probably. When I was pursuing dance and dancing professionally, I didn’t take chances-not most of the time anyway… I would stay in the back of the room and unless I felt I had mastered something,
Your metabolism isn’t the problem…
So now you’re probably saying, “Ok…then what is?!” It’s easy to look to your metabolism for the reason your body is progressing slowly. Well, what if your metabolism isn’t the problem? First, let’s look at the things that likely aren’t keeping
Analyzing the nutrition label.
The Info that Matters The Nutrition Label is worth discussing… As much as I preach about eating whole foods – fruit, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, avocado, maybe some lean meats and fish, I know dancer’s will end up eating some
Nutrition for Dancers: What you really need to know
Nutrition for Dancers is an important topic but you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition to reach your personal best body. Hopefully you find that reassuring.
You don’t need your dance teachers love…
Their approval should not be the goal Recently I came across a post by a dancer who talked about all the “father figures” she came across in dance and her desire to please them and gain their love and approval.