We invite you to join us in a metaphorical dance where we'll have conversations about how to partner with life in a more meaningful way. We will translate some of the concepts we have learned from Argentine Tango “off the dance floor” - so you can experience the kind of “Bliss” that we experience in partner dancing, in your life and leadership.
Hosted by Martina Meyer of https://MartinaHMeyer.com and Nat Couropmitree of https://BoldAliveness.com. Together we are two Life Coaches on a mission to make the world a better dance floor.
012: Trusting Your Body's Wisdom
Welcome back to Episode 12 of “It Takes Two To Tango - Conversations That Move Us”. In this episode, entitled "Trusting Our Body's Wisdom", we have brought in a guest.Please meet Martina’s Alexander Technique Teacher and Somatic Educator Ed Bilanchone. Having had a career in professional ballet and modern dance, and being passionate about Tai Chi and Golf as well as studying various aspects about the science and application of movement, Ed has taught Martina not only how to move better in dance, but also how to think differently about movement in how she lives and moves in her daily life. We chose Ed to share with us some of his thoughts about what “the body’s wisdom” actually means, how we can access it in a smarter way, trust it - and improve our brain-body connection in all we do. To find out more about Ed, check out his website: https://smartmoves4living.com/ (https://smartmoves4living.com/)
011: Be Willing to Start the New Year Differently
Happy New Year - and welcome back to Episode 11 of “It Takes Two To Tango - Conversations That Move Us”!
In this first Episode of 2021, Nat and Martina share different ideas about how to start the New Year.
- How to honor yourself in different ways - especially when “different” bumps up against your own or others’ expectations of you;
- How and why tuning in to your “to-be” list before you create to-do list makes everything more meaningful;
- How to use an intention like “I want to feel good” can help you step beyond doubts and fears and actually expand and sustain your feeling good.
What did you take away from this episode? How might you pivot and start your 'new year' differently?
Join us at https://www.facebook.com/2totangoconversations (It Takes Two to Tango | Facebook) to share your thoughts.
010: Dancing into the New Year - Heartfelt Intentions vs Resolutions
In our last episode of 2020, Nat and Martina ponder the difference between intentions, goals and resolutions for the New Year. We discuss (1) Why resolutions often feel heavy, why they require so much effort, and ultimately rarely work; (2) How knowing the difference between intentions and goals allows us to use both of them more effectively, and, pun intended, more intentionally; and, (3) How to use commitments in a way that feeds us, makes us feel lighter, and even creates a sense of magic and mystery...
We wish you a Happy, Healthy New Year, with intentions that inspire you to love, laugh and dance!
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Mentioned in this episode:
The Commitment Blueprint by Tara McMullen http://explorewhatworks.com/commitment/
009: Dancing through Various Aspects of the Holidays
In Episode #9 of “It Takes Two To Tango - Conversations That Move Us”, Nat and Martina share some thoughts and tools about how to navigate various aspects of the holidays. They discuss how natural it is to have mixed emotions, how to pause purposely to feel connected, how to move from 'doing' to 'being', and Nat shares a powerful 4-step exercise to quite your mind chatter and shift your mood. Join in on the conversation at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/2totangoconversations
008: How to Move from Love, Not Fear
In Episode 8, Nat and Martina talk about what it means to move from love, not from fear as we navigate life in everyday situations, like when we're running late for an appointment, or when we're getting ready to perform on a dance floor or present in a meeting.
We address the following questions:
How do we even notice when we are about to move from fear or stress, so we can make a different choice?
What happens in our bodies and nervous system when we move from fear vs moving from love, and how can we use this information to “stay calm and tango on”, no matter what?
How do we stop a fear or stress response before it takes hold of us - and even reverse it, so we can move forward from love?
How can we create the conditions to feel calm and maybe even joyful during experiences that, up until now, habitually have caused us stress, fear or anxiety?
Visit https://www.facebook.com/2totangoconversations/videos/ (It Takes Two to Tango) to watch Martina demonstrate the Stress Melting exercises.
007: Dancing with Life through Uncertainties
In this episode of Two to Tango, Nat and Martina talk about how we can make new choices to move beyond our “automatic” “conditioned” reactions to uncertainties - so that we move from LOVE rather than fear. And yes, as always, this applies to the steps that we take on the dance floor (regardless how slippery or sticky the floor might be), and the steps we take in our lives and leadership (and let’s face it, most of us have encountered quite some “sticky” situations over the past year, and we learned new ways to navigate those, whether we chose to or not.)