Attitude Shift

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

February 27th, 2008 • Mind-Body MedicinePrint Print

A cyber- friend of mine just sent me this little doodad, which is the embodiment of the Dancing with Pain® attitude shift. I don’t know who wrote it, but whoever you are, you rock.

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There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she did, and she had a wonderful day.

The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “Hmmm,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.” So she did, and she had a grand day.

The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Well,” she said, “today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.” So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “Yeah!” she exclaimed, “I don’t have to fix my hair today!”

Attitude is everything.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.



Comments

Jessica Leigh February 27th, 2008

I’m deeply touched by this blog – I’m in exile in the deep South and miss so much the dance communities of the Bay Area. For 12 years I danced every day with like-minded bodies and drummers and sould; here in Savannah, GA it almost seems like another planet. Listening to Heather’s podcast and reading about your passion for movement inspires me to keep dancing with my children in the kitchen. I knew I couldn’t be the only person who heals their own body and manages chronic pain through attentive movement, but this is a revelation – I will visit often!

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