Author Archives: joharimayfield

Hiding in Plain Sight: From Broadway to the Bottle and Starting Over Sober

Dancer. Choreographer. Teaching Artist. Personal Trainer.¬†This “all things related to movement” daisy chain of identities is something that I wear with pride. The clever flower metaphor, to be sure, also integrates some of the things that have created my foundation … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Recovery

Recovery from cancer, chemotherapy and other treatments is more than a major accomplishment. How do I stay healthy and return to activities of daily living? How do I keep the cancer from recurring? These are questions that all survivors must … Continue reading

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Teaching Artist Reflection

Being a teaching artist is one of the roles that have in my fitness/movement practice. It has ¬†been a pleasure, honor and privilege of serving children and families in many settings, including in afterschool programs. One of my assignments was … Continue reading

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What is performance?

I had a conversation with a friend about performance. She said that in regards to my wellness/fitness practice, I’m performing acts of kindness towards myself and others. I was struck dumb for a moment because I didn’t think of being … Continue reading

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Easy wellness steps

Being at the beginning of any journey can feel scary. Try these suggestions as an easy onramp into your wellness routine. Create consistency with small steps. Feeling successful with the “little stuff” helps to create desire and willingness to take … Continue reading

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February is Heart Healthy Month!

According to the Heart Foundation, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Here are few strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. Get regular exercise … Continue reading

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