June 23, 2009I see in Nancy-- dignity, integrity, power, and a vibrant love of life. I love her, and I'm grateful to her in more ways than I know how to name.
April 30, 2008Thank you for being my friend, I am honored and blessed to have you in my life. You are a wonder, so open hearted and minded (I have a lump in my throat as I write this), you are goofy and fun, silly and laughing, you give good advice, you walk the line and are generous of spirit. I am so bloody lucky to know you dear Nancy. You are brave and strong, you let me feel that its okay to be me and feel the way I do sometimes, you opened up a whole new world of friends to me (shares well with others!) and, well, I could go on and on but I won't. I just want to say thank you for being in my life, I feel truly blessed! Namaste! XXX
February 13, 2008Nancy radiates and creates beauty. She cries at sad (and happy) movies but refused pain meds while giving birth to her daughter. She’ll tell a bully to fuck off. She’ll give the benefit of the doubt to someone who is difficult to get along with and always looks for the positives in people.
When I think I know her well enough to guess her next move, I end up being wrong, and realize how much more of her there is to get to know...and getting to know her is a blast!
I am immensely fortunate that she shares her life with me.
September 10, 2007amazing, inviting, deliciously lovely and one heck of a make-up artist! Had the great honor to camp with her and her amazing man on the playa this year and really can't say enough nice things! Looking forward to seeing lots more Nancy and feel blessed to have her become a part of my life. Metta!
July 18, 2007Cymbeline, Nancy.... whatever she fancies to call herself, I call her friend. I am so blessed to call her that. For four years she has been the most amazing friend in my life, and has shown me by example what it is to be real, and that I can love myself. She is beautiful from the inside out. Our journeys may sometimes go in different directions, yet we've always remained connected.... It's the Gemini artist in us, I swear! Or the sushi induced lunchtimes.... Thank you for your encouragement, patience (I know I can be such a spaz), and unconditional love, you are the best!
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"I will not die an unlived life.
I don't fit into traditional boxes, although can at times appear "normal". I love who I love, learn about myself constantly, strive to be a better mother, dance with my heart on my sleeve, and hold very little back from life.
I'm a mom to two beautiful girls and girlfriend to a wonderful man. BellydancingPirateGothBurnerGrrrrl
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Personal sanity days off work that involve lots of hummus and dancingFri, September 24, 2010 - 2:39 PM permalink - 3 comments
Developing gratitude for the learning that comes from emotional triggers
Falling head over heels in love with someone
Sitting in a tub of warm water until your skin wrinkles
Haircolor that matches your favorite color
Dressing nicely and putting on makeup even when no one else will be at the office
Surprising people walking by by saying "Hi" with a big smile
Sitting in silence
Not worrying if all of ... read more
One could say my motto is "Life is Dance" :-)Mon, June 7, 2010 - 9:02 AM permalink - 1 comment
A couple of new videos to share.
This first one is an improvisational Egyptian dance style called Baladi. Very fun to explore a very grounded connection to the music. Its not about the flash, tricks, or speed. It's embodying the music. Some day I hope to dance to a live band playing a Baladi Progression, then its true improv. www.youtube.com/watch
The second is dancing at Dave's 40th birthday bash. He had no idea I w... read more
A year ago I could barely dance on stage, I would get overwhelmed by stage fright and my body posture was not open. I was too scared to share anything about myself, I didn't trust myself to show it properly and I was afraid of being rejected. Scary stuff at a normal performance, even worse at a competition. It wasn't just fear of the audience, it was deeper than that but I didn't know how to access that...I was not willing to go there. It took several months of mindfulness about how I was da... read moreSat, January 23, 2010 - 12:31 PM permalink - 8 comments
When the world seems to want to swallow me whole...I need to dance!Thu, January 21, 2010 - 9:51 PM permalink - 5 comments
That I'm surrounded by more people that love me than don't
Fear, insecurity, jealousy, anger are all passing things. I won't get stuck in them if I don't let myself.
If I do get stuck, be patient and know that I'll be ok.
Enjoy things like striped leg warmers, ruffles, soft sweaters, tea, and smiling.
(x-posted from FB & LJ)Thu, November 5, 2009 - 11:19 AM permalink - 0 comments
Are we so lost that we have no connection to who we are? Standing, oft silent screaming, “What am I doing here anyway?” Waging war upon ourselves until we become
Or so we think
Fooled into combating our way through existence, a desperate effort to avoid bearing witness what is actually happening. Clinging stubbornly to our experiences with
Striving ever onward with ferocity,... read more