Archive | April, 2011

Empowering Women

20 Apr

I wrote this on my facebook status the other day.

 I wrote it because I was observing ladies walking and doing there thing, some in heels and some in flats.

The feedback I got from writing this, was amazing and unexpected.

Thank you for all the likes and repost.

Empowering women is more than just, looking and being sexy..its about empowering them to choose good boyfriends/husbands, empowering them to make good lifestyle choices, empowering them to raise good kids, empowering them to be driven, intelligent and amazing, empowering them to be creative, and to be business owners..and all this starts from the ground up…the heels make the package that much more sweeter.”

Kay-Ann Ward

Progress so far

12 Apr

I’m happy to say, I’ve been healing well.
I’m able to walk much better. I’m still not able to run, or put too much pressure on my left knee.

After seeing a specialist they said I tore my meniscus which is the cushion between my lower femur and tibia bone.
This cushion protects your knees, it acts as a shock absorber, so your able to jump and run without your bones rubbing together. (The menisci act to disperse the weight of the body and reduce friction during movement)
I will be getting an MRI soon to confirm what the specialist said, and also to determine if there are any other damages and if surgery is needed.

I pray I don’t need surgery.

I’ve been blessed to have good people around to help me with my treatment, and by the looks of everything I will be back to myself soon.

Important class update

5 Apr

What will happen to the Dancehall, Sweat B4 U Sweat and Lady Bold classes?

All dance, fitness classes and workshops will be postponed until further notice.

I do expect to get back to teaching, because I enjoy it very much. And I know I will miss it, but I have to put my health first.

Once I know when I will be back up and dancing again, I will let you all know.

Will Night of Essence still happen?

For sure, for sure. Without a doubt Night of Essence is still taking place May 29th at 6 Degrees Event Venue.

This showcase is dear to my heart, and I’m excited to see all the performances that these talented ladies have up their sleeves.

We have an amazing line up of singers, dancers, choreographers, and more.

What are you doing with all this free time?

Because I’m not very mobile. I’ve decided to become more of a student.

I’ve asked the universe to let me know what I need to do and learn at this particular time in my life.

If it was all up to me, I would jump back into getting myself busy, but maybe that’s why I’m injured. Maybe I need to not be so darn busy.

So I’m here. I plan to write, awaken my senses and creativity, read, listen to music, heal myself (mind, body and soul). I also plan to be still.

But to be honest “This is where I am right now, and right now is where I need to be.”

Read the previous blog post, to find out what happened…CLICK HERE

Injured

5 Apr

What happened?

So after dancing for many many many years, I’ve now added injury to my dance resume..yikes, not good, or is it. I’ve never been injured like this, and I’ve always said, that I’m very happy to not have had any injuries that would interfere with dancing. Well I spoke too highly and I spoke too soon.
While in L.A rehearsing for Carnival “A Choreographers Ball” I went down in pain. I injured my left knee bad enough to be put out of commission and to end up in a leg brace with crutches.

May I add that when I got injured I wasn’t even in L.A for two full days.:(

But on the bright side I’m Ok, I’m well, I’m breathing, and happy. I’m definitely facing some challenges but its nothing that can’t be solved with faith.

Right now, I could hardly walk. But I didn’t say couldn’t walk. I’m able to move on snail time, with the help of crutches if needed be.
Which is major because I was not able to move my left leg at all last week.

Both Knees (The one that’s swollen is the injured knee)

Forgive my ashy knees lol

Left Knee

In no way am I making a mockery out of something extremely serious.

Yes I’m in shock, yes I’m sad I wasn’t able to perform in L.A, yes yes yes, to being and feeling a million and one emotions all at once.

But this is where I am right now, and right now is where I need to be.

I can’t go back, I could only move forward, and forward is where I’m going. I know it will be tough, but I’m curious to see how I pull through.

I’m not going to go through the details of exactly what happened. Because I don’t even know, all I know is I twisted, heard a pop, and fell to the ground, in pain from head to toe.

After seeing the doctor, I was told nothing is broken, I do have a sprained knee, however I need to have an MRI to find out if anything was torn. And I will keep you all posted on the info.

I thank everyone for sending me love and best wishes.

I know there are some questions to answer in regards to classes. So I saved that for another blog post. CLICK HERE