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Finding wisdom in desire.
Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D.
The pain of being a bodily self is so often — and paradoxically so — an invitation to move.
A recent study succeeded in measuring a pattern of muscular activation—a "movement signature"—unique to every human. What does a movement signature reveal?
In Ta-nehisi Coates's new novel, The Water Dancer, memory is life. It is also "just like dancing." Why?
You are committed – really truly dedicated – and then, suddenly you aren't. What do you do when your enthusiasm for a project, plan, or relationship fades?
Most humans share a desire to please the people around us. We want people to be happy. We want people to be happy with us. What happens when we fail?
What does planting a garden have to do with climate change?
The “mind-body problem” provides ideological cover for violence perpetuated against “the body” – violence that comes to seem natural and inevitable in the service of the mind.
Graham’s love of the body was fierce and full-throttle—radical for what it loves and how it loves, and for what it reveals love, and a body, to be.
The practice of dancing nourishes the matrix of small movements that define our push and pull in relation to the earth.
By pulling dead trees from our forests, Bright and Blaze changed our lives in a multitude of ways.
This research study advances a radical idea: the movements that we make influence the thoughts we think.
New Year’s Eve is a time to remember to stay alert to the possibility of surprises that will astound you with their grace and goodness.
Winter where I live is a time of extremes -- a prying apart of pairs that otherwise can seem tightly nested. As my senses move between the two, I come alive.
There was a time in my life soon after college when I was obsessed with the Will of God for my life. I had to figure it out. My life depended on it. But I was stuck.
We are not done creating a society that guarantees justice and equality for women.
My third child left for college last week. You’d think by now I’d know the routine. Nothing is the same.
Dreams are perplexing enterprises. They are prickly, complicated creatures. To follow a dream is to embark on a journey. By the end you will no longer be the same.
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, writing at the end of the nineteenth century, has a message for those of us in the twenty-first: radical love.
What does it mean to be a mother?
Can ecstatic dancing promote ecological consciousness?
What do you do on a bleak day when spring seems far away?
When the story is sung, danced, and acted, performers and audience members alike cultivate life skills that are essential for health and well being.
To celebrate ten years of writing a blog, here is a top ten list of blogs I have written.
When you dance for joy other concerns fall into place. The dancing facilitates clarity of heart and mind. Priorities reorder themselves. More is revealed. More becomes possible.
I offer a playful, very preliminary exploration of “wisdom” I have learned through the study of American modern dance and contemporary ballet.
Participants all engaged in specific patterns of bodily movement designed to help them acquire a consciousness of some thing—consciousness of what?
Are the bodily movements in religious ritual simply symbolic? Why is the action of repeating ordinary bodily movements effective in promoting health and well being?
The Faith Project is on track to offer deeper understanding of how movement patterns – and practices of dancing – are at work shaping realms we assume are cerebral and spiritual.
I went to a funeral this weekend for a woman whose bright life ended far too soon. As I sat there, steeped in grief, I reflected again, anew, on how religion is dance.
How do you write a song? someone asks. I am new to this game, and am almost embarrassed to answer: “I go for a run.”
Kimerer L. LaMothe, Ph.D., is a dancer, philosopher, and author of five books, including Why We Dance, Nietzsche's Dancers, and What a Body Knows.