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I am home from Scotland and getting back into the daily routine.  I had a great time meeting some old friends and being with family.

One of the best memories was at a family gathering at my brothers house. It has become a tradition that at some point in the evening everyone gets up to dance and let their hair down. Its so much fun!

As Brene Brown writes in The Gifts of Imperfection:

“Laughter, song and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration or healing : We are not alone.”

Towards the end of 2016 I shared with you some of my favorite music for relaxation and Savasana. Now I’d like to share some dance music in the spirit of connection and mutual goofiness… as well as burning up a few more calories.

I hope you will join me. Let’s dance like noone is watching!

Thinks … I’m pretty sure I caught a glimpse of Hariod Brawn in this BBC production.

 

 

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

65 comments on “* Let’s Dance

  1. I’ll bet someone broke out their fiddle! So glad it was fun and that you’ve returned home safe and sound.

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  2. I shall join you. That image is too good. When chicks can Dance why not we.
    Meeting the family has brought you full energy.
    There are a few posts meant for you at my end.
    If you doing the time.
    Awesome post.
    💓🎶🙏🔔👍
    Shiva

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  3. Yes, love it! Lets dance! 💃

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  4. Dance like no one is watching Val.

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  5. Welcome back. It sounds like you had fun, Val. Yes, Tornado and I do lots of dancing That old (heart)beat is inside all of us 🙂

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  6. Welcome home, Val! I’m so happy you had a nice time with your family and friends. I’m sure you made a lot of memories…and maybe learned some new dance moves! ❤

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  7. Was that Hariod in the blue pants with white fringe? 😀

    Glad your trip was full of good times and good moves!

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  8. I am of the mind that the only reasonable response to let’s dance is YES! Tell me Val, when you visit Scotland, do your friends and family think you have an American accent now? ❤
    Diana xo

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  9. Glad you had such a good time. Love the sound of your brother!

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  10. Val’s a dancer. Who knew?!?!?! 👍

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    • At the drop of a hat, I’m there David! I got over being self conscious at the same time as I got over my fear of public speaking.
      “Cant stop me now…. I’m having such a good time … having a ball.. ”
      Cue Queen music

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      • And how did you get over fear of public speaking? Do share your secret….

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        • No secret Dave – I joined Toastmasters with a friend so we could present at a conference together. It was fun to do it with someone else … and the practice and feedback were very empowering. When we got to the conference, we were told that so many people had signed up for our session that it wasn’t in a conference room, but the main auditorium. Now that took some deep breathing!!! It’s amazing what we can do when something is thrown at us and we are ready to step up instead of stepping back. 😎

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  11. In mutual goofiness, I got up out of my chair and danced the entire video! Man, some of those people were really twisting with all their heart. Welcome back, Val, I’m glad you had a great time with your family. And thank you!

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  12. Yogi Dancer! Glad you had a great holiday and I agree, when we feel free to dance we always have fun! Think perhaps you and Hariod should make a utube video together. Just saying!!! 💕

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  13. I’m glad to hear, that you had a good time with your family, Val 🙂
    I’m in for dancing too, it lifts the mood so very fast. Welcome back ❤

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  14. Glad you had such a good time!

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  15. Glad you had a wonderful trip, Val. Loved seeing the old dance video – awww, ‘the good ol’ days!’

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  16. Dancing is good for the soul! So glad to hear you had a lovely time in Scotland, where my mum comes from.

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  17. Hi Val.. Welcome back.. So good that you had such a good time among family and friends.. And dancing the night away..
    I so loved reading that conversation between you and Hariod.. She is such a great person and WP good friend..
    And collapsed in laughter at Hariods responses.. Wonderful 🙂
    Hugs xxx Sue ❤

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  18. Family meetings are special moments… This last year we spent Christmas with fewer members though, as some decided to celebrate Christmas and New Years Eve in other places…. I felt the ausence of those family members, probably more because we often celebrate together…
    Anyway, it was nice…. I hope that you had a great time in your trip and with your loved ones, dear Val… Wishing you a succesful 201, full of good things 😉 ❤

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  19. Oh dear, still dancing, Val 😀 A beautiful reminder and just wonderrrrful! Happy to have you back after fun times with friends and family!

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  20. What a fun time you had with your family. I love to dance…its’ so freeing!

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  21. wonderful knowing
    of a return
    with energy
    to dance!
    my eyes
    are closed 🙂

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  22. What a fun post. Glad you got to spend happy time with family in a country I long to visit. I break out into dance anywhere I hear good music to the embarrassment of whom ever is with me. 🙂 My daughter thinks it’s “cute”. Just brings the happy on.

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  23. What fun! I wish I could shimmy like that, Val 🙂 🙂

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