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I quite like that we’ve chosen February to be the month we outwardly exalt love. In February we celebrate Imbolc, a cross quarter day between the winter solstice and spring equinox that lets us know we’ve made it through the dark, cold winter and the new life and light of spring is indeed on the horizon. It makes sense to put the emphasis on love to fuel this transition from dark to light....

My life has always been an embodied experience. As a child, I was wild, sexual, and present in my body; we all were before being taught to behave otherwise. I started dance class at age 4, a practice that has ebbed, flowed, and evolved like any relationship, yet is still going strong today. I believe dance will always be my primary means of embodiment and communion with that which is beyond the mundane. She is my muse who chose me, and for that I am deeply grateful. Dance taught me many efficient and varied ways to move my body. It also...