Megan Merchant's blog

Dance Glance, Sept. 2015

Reviewing yesterday...   

PROCESS: Journeys & Journals

Some of my UNM Stress Management students have struck gold on stress reduction techniques at our half-way class point, and others are still waiting to find their "solution". Here are some thoughts on "Journeys and Journals". Our path lengths are all varied, but continue to "seek and you shall find!" ;D

LOVE Challenge and Dance-filled Day

Special Message: Love Spreading Challenge! And while you're spreading love, give love and dance to yourself today and always! XO - Megan

Love, Music of the 1960s, and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Four Steps to Finding Your Tribe

A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. - Seth Godin

Four C's: Critical Principles within Dance Fitness

When the dance and fitness worlds collide, four beautiful principles come together!Comfortable:  absence of pain and distress, free of anxiety, feeling of ease and securityChallenge: full use of your abilities and resources during trying but stimulating situationsCompassion: awareness of the needs of others and a desire to alleviate a person's sufferingConfidence: trust, faith, and self-assurance; a belief in your own abilitiesWhat are the senses of comfortable challenges? 

The Art of Setting and Achieving High Expectations

The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you!  From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life.  Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.  

Honoring all on Patriot Day: LaBlast Style

Honoring the memories, tragedies, survival, and empowerment of a single day in the history of the world through dance.   "Let freedom ring... Let the weak be strong... Throw the stone away..." - Martina McBride 

Response: The Secret Power Behind Commitment

Commitment is only intended action without response.  Response is the reaction or reply that gives commitment power.

Fitness Selfie: Taking Your Quick and Valuable Fitness Notes

Alright, worldly readers: You must take some pictures of yourself to monitor your progress on fitness goals.  Why?  Because they tell you where you really are right now. Grab someone to take a load of pictures of you working out.  These images are like a mirror in motion and the purpose is not perfection. Your fitness selfies should tell you:
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