Creamy Carrot, Sweet Potato + Fennel Soup

A lot of the talk out there about intuition, lately, centers around intuitive eating and how we try to honor what our bodies’ want in order to feel both happy and healthy. It is not something that I teach directly, but I am positive that learning to be a thinking dancer and more mindful yogi has made me more aware of my body’s needs and cravings. 

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Being On Stage | Self-Transformation + Belonging

5 minutes to curtain. I can’t sit still. My partner is seated and taking deep, meditative breaths to focus himself and meanwhile, I am anxiously hopping around from one foot to another, mindlessly stretching out my arms and shoulders and exhaling with constant breathy sighs. 

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Chickpea Shakshuka with Red Peppers + Goat Cheese

One of the things that also gets gently laid aside during busy periods like this one is the attempt to make intricately creative and elaborate dishes … It is the time to fall back on tried and true comforts that are simple to whip up and filling and energizing for a dancing body. Hello, shakshuka, my old friend.

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Tahini + Honey Super Seed Granola Bars

…when those big looming things finally leap out at us from the seemingly distant shadows ahead, somehow it never feels like we did enough. Maybe the key is not just to prepare the tools and resources that we will need for whatever events or projects lay on the horizon, but to simultaneously cultivate a sense of openness- a willingness to accept surprise and be ready to improvise with whatever is thrown our way. 

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The Easiest Little Cardamom Lime Loaf Cake

As this extroverted introvert, I have found that hosting is quite similar to performing. I didn’t grow up in a family that hosted a lot of big gatherings, dinner parties or events save from birthdays and the major holidays (and even those were pretty intimate groups, more often than not). However, moving to Morocco and finding myself landed in the middle of a boisterous Moroccan family who are now my own kin, I quickly learned that graceful hosting and true hospitality were mandatory skills to acquire. 

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"Don't Think. Jump." | Advice on Taking a Creative Plunge

“Don’t think, jump.” That is what a teenage boy said to me as I peeked over the edge of a seemingly-high cliff into the icy blue water of Lake Superior. Him and his friend had been doing flips and all sorts of acrobatic leaps the whole morning while my friend and I looked on, deciding if our 13-year-old selves had the guts to join.

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Chai-Spiced Date + Apple Crisp

This week it is all about the recipe, because how it came to be is a sort-of metaphor for the way I live my daily life. Attempting to bring two separate things together. Merging worlds, blending cultures, greeting my present with my past. 

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Dumping Your Toxic Boyfriend

Before you ask- no, I have not suddenly made a strange and uncharacteristic switch into the realm of dating advice. The toxic boyfriend (or girlfriend/partner) that I refer to above alludes to a different kind of relationship. The complicated partnership between you and your work. 

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