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No 52 12-29-17 Happy New Year!

No 52 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 29, 2017 Happy New Year 2018! “To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself, it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one...

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No 51 12-22-17 "I Love the Holidays"

No 51 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 22, 2017 I Love the Holidays! We put up our Christmas tree Thanksgiving Day. Sent out our cards the next day. We knew that we would dance almost every day from then to Christmas Eve. Guess what? The days have been glorious. We...

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No 47 11-24-17 A Time to be Thankful!

No 47 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 24, 2017 A Time to be Thankful! This time of year I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I’ve just started my 42nd year with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I am happily married and lucky in love with a great home life and...

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No 41 10-13-17 Do What You Can Where You Are and With What You've Got!

No 41 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 13, 2017 “Do what you can where you are with what you’ve got.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919) 26th President of the United States Do you ever wish things were different in your life? Sometimes I do. I wish that things were moving...

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No 14 Can Dancing Protect Your Brain From Aging?

No 14 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 7, 2017 Can Dancing Protect Your Brain From Aging? Our Arthur Murray Santa Monica student, Diana Ungerleider, brought in an article that said there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demands dancing places on the mind and body could...

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No 7 "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." 2-17-17

No 7 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 17, 2017 “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey (1895 – 1983) American professional boxer Sometimes in my life, I just can’t seem to get up, but I do. After dancing 41+ years, having run 19 marathons, having...

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Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it! 10-28-16

No 44 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 28, 2016 “Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.”– George Eliot (1819 – 1880) English Novelist Have you ever had an acquaintance who could not make up their mind and who could not commit to something? Someone who thought they...

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Go Straight to Your Goal! 9-23-16

No 39 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 23, 2016 Go Straight to your Goal! “It is the man who goes straight to his goal, obstacle or no obstacle, that commands our respect, gets our confidence, and gets to the front. He is the man who is sought in an emergency,...

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Pain nourishes courage – July 1, 2016

No 27 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 1, 2016 “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore (1937-) American Actress “Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American Presbyterian...

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To Be Alive is a Grand Thing! 4-29-16

  No 18 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 29, 2016 To Be Alive is a Grand Thing! “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, wracked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” –...