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My Ballet Debut

The body says what words cannot. —Martha Graham

I spent last weekend at a Washington Ballet ballet boot camp and even my ribs are hurting. I used muscles that I didn’t even know existed. We stretched, practiced at the barre, and spent two of the eight hours working on the choreography from Act 1 of Don Quixote.

Here’s the 1-minute video Tim took of me flailing around in the pink skirt. Sweet thing arrived early and sat in the front row eager to capture this experience. For months he’s been asking, “When can I see you perform?” I couldn’t wait to have him in the “audience” of a couple dozen people.

As some of you know, I’ve been back to the barre since January 2018 and am slightly obsessed. Here’s another post from earlier this year.

Although I’m still a yoga devotee, I’m loving moving my body in a new way and omg is it challenging to learn and practice choreography at the barre, in the center, for informal showings such as this one.

The top photo shows my first teacher, Mrs. Harding, giving me a heart to heart about my new toe shoes. She sewed our costumes, drove us home from practice in her station wagon, created our annual recital’s storyline and choreography, hosted pool parties, and gave us lots of tough love (as shown here).

And, I’m forever grateful for her instilling in me the love of moving my body across the floor in a pink flowy skirt. Bisous. x

10 Days with Mama Wilson 💗🎂🐷

Mom left on Monday and a variety of experiences filled our 10 days together:

Four daily dog walks
Rose lattes at Ladurée
Pigs & Pugs Project’s Yoga + the Animals at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary
Hand lettering play at the National Portrait Gallery
Mani/pedis
A Doll’s House, Part Two
TDJ Soirée
Reading time at The Wing in Georgetown
Brunch dates
Matcha lattes at Teaism
Yin yoga class
Drawing night at home
Bookstore browsing
TranquiliT fashion show
Bethesda Salt Cave
Kung Pao tofu (her favorite DC dish)

Whew, a whirlwind tour of laughter, green smoothies, and LOTS of sugar!

With Tim away for a week, I loved having Mom’s help caring for our four little beasts and her willingness to join me on a variety of outings. Next stop, Italy in July!

Thank you, Mama, for accompanying me and our disobedient pups on multiple walks, breaking up their attempts to eat each other, and carrying Gizmo around in a sling when sundowner syndrome set in. This qualifies you for sainthood in my book! Bisous. x

Virtual Summit THIS Weekend

 

Love discussions around emotional, mental, and physical well-being? I mean, who doesn’t, right?!  Join this weekend’s FREE Resilience Through Yoga and Meditation Virtual Summit.

During the summit I’m sharing a 30-minute talk on my top 10 tips for creating and growing a wellness business. Learn how to cultivate community, innovate, give back, and nurture your spirit in the process.

Oh, and it comes with a 10-page PDF workbook. Happy learning! x