“Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil”
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“Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No.11 3-13-2020 Changing Lives Through Dancing “Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil” Well, do you think we have enough going on right now? Corona virus, November Elections, closures and cancellations and travel restrictions everywhere...

“Courage is Grace Under Pressure”
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“Courage is Grace Under Pressure”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No.10 3-6-2020 “Courage is Grace Under Pressure” Our above quote today is from Ernest Hemingway. I remember when I was an Arthur Murray dance student in 1975. I was 18 came as a guest...

1-24-20 “Doing the Job at Hand”
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1-24-20 “Doing the Job at Hand”

No 04 1-24-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Doing the Job at Hand” Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,...

No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”
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No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”

43+ years of dancing for me with Arthur Murray Dance Centers! I am thankful every day for having ballroom and social dancing in my life. These years have given me a true Arthur Murray family, enabled me to travel the world, dance, judge, choreograph and live a dream life in every way. Dancing has been...

No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”
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No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”

Alas, the only thing we can truly count on is change. As the sun rises and sets, we will all experience change in our lives. Some changes are minor, some are life-changing, but changes will happen to us all. Many years ago, I had the perfect life. My parents were alive and actively my heroes,...

No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury
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No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” ― Madeleine K. Albright “When we share those stories we’ve been scared to share, voicelessness loses its wicked grasp.” ― Jo Ann Fore “I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll...

No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19
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No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19

October 15, 2019 is my 43rd anniversary with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I have worn many hats: student, instructor, Guest Director, Counselor, Supervisor, Manager, Franchise, National Guest Director, organizer, producer, speaker, Chamber of Commerce Board member, and I have loved my whole journey. Some of my friends have been franchisees longer, some have more money,...

No 35 “Dreamers of the Day” 8.30.19
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No 35 “Dreamers of the Day” 8.30.19

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” – Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 –...

No 34 “Excellence…is not an act but a habit” August 23, 2019
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No 34 “Excellence…is not an act but a habit” August 23, 2019

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle (384 BC – 324 BC) Greek philosopher and scientist...

No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019
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No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 – 1947) American philosopher What does it mean to be optimistic? What is that life like as an optimistic person? The answers may vary. Ask a family with five children, a single working mom, an...