When body memory takes over...or when cheap chocolate bars from the mini-bar become your best friend...

When body memory takes over...or when cheap chocolate bars from the mini-bar become your best friend...

These last few days, I had performed in Istanbul, Venice, Italy, Phoenix, Arizona, St. Petersburg, Russia, and now, Switzerland. Most of my nights were spent on planes, waking up every hour to make sure I’d stay active. In any case, I couldn’t find sleep. I needed to be the best version of myself that I could be; there was only now and the next show to care about. I was shaking a little, I was aware I was underweight and lacked a tremendous amount of sleep, and yet I was so strong physically. I felt energized like never before. I couldn’t really analyze my performances, I could just execute them; I had been training and preparing mentally my whole life for moments like those.

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The pity party has ended: dedication required!

The pity party has ended: dedication required!

Talented? Me? I’ve never achieved anything meaningful without fully and wholly dedicating myself to it. I know my biggest talent is being so strong-willed I may seem blind to others, for not seeing my lack of skills at the first place. 

I am not scared of real devotion, of the fact it has never been done before. That’s the least of my worries, if actually not even turning me on.  I'll fail again and again and the more I hate myself for being so untalented, the more I understand my mistakes, my weaknesses. I acknowledge them, scrutinize them, hate them intensely and eventually make them suffer and perhaps make them even powerless.

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Tools and tips to practice Yoga at home or My humble guide for you to avoid losing hours, days, months and the will to practice by yourself

Tools and tips to practice Yoga at home or My humble guide for you to avoid losing hours, days, months and the will to practice by yourself

As I’ve stated many times, I have my own morning routine including my Physical Poetry technique body preparation, but sometimes I just need to be told what to do, and a guided yoga practice is the perfect tool for me to get going,  too.

Here is a humble guide for you to avoid losing hours, days, months and the will to practice by yourself while surfing the vast pool of offers. 

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For NO precise reason...

For NO precise reason...

Because it doesn't always go the way we planned but we have the power to react the way we choose.

Because it's never as simple as we duped ourselves into believing - but with the required effort,  we will figure it out.

Because relationships are  always moving, ever evolving creatures that bring us both the best and the worst.

Because we do sometimes create a whole soap opera drama in our heads, based on simple facts we unconsciously fed into, and becoming some weird monsters only for our internal destruction and/or entertainment.

 

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The Freedom of Unstructured People or One Simple Step to a Self-Induced Panic Attack

The Freedom of Unstructured People or One Simple Step to a Self-Induced Panic Attack

The evening prior to a brand new week, I normally pause and throw all my short, medium and long-term goals on paper. It’s a very beautiful, almost meditative ritual I created many years ago, not only on the eve of a new week but in order to start any new chapter of my life with clear intentions and a structured method. I use the term “structured” as it is not impermeable to changes.

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My Arrival in Hong Kong in the Umbrella Revolution and the Tiny Superhero

My Arrival in Hong Kong in the Umbrella Revolution and the Tiny Superhero

Hong Kong: This post is not about myself (oh great, finally!) and I won't start writing about all the amazing people I meet around the world, because, fortunately, they are numerous. This time I was stuck on the streets of Central Hong Kong on Sept. 30th, 2014. It's useless to explain how it felt with my two big suitcases as I was coming from the airport and not equipped to be thrown into a protest.

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