I always had a passion for circus! But I ignored my circus passion for many decades - until I hit midlife! BLAH! I was overdone, stressed out, out of shape and just didn't want to live like that anymore. So I talked to a life design coach and was told to look back at my childhood for a passion to help ignite a spark in me now. I searched my soul, I searched my closets, and what did I find? My circus props! All my circus memories came flooding back to me and instantly started to cheer me up! I realized right then that I needed more Circus in my life. So I set out over the last year to find ways to put more Circus into my life and to make every day a Circus Day!
Now I want to share my Circus Power story with the world and help to bring a little more joy and laughter into your life.
Recently, I shared Circus Power with the local Senior Living Community during the Shutdown to help cheer up the residents......
We often hear people say "I'm juggling too many responsibilities and can't keep up!" The Lesson I learned was to juggle only what I can handle that day. I learned other lessons by learning to juggle and chasing those balls around has kept me in shape!
The first thing I set out to do when I was looking for more ways to bring circus into my life was attend a circus weekend at the New England Center for the Circus Arts in nearby Vermont. It was a wild weekend of trapeze, hula hooping and swinging with my husband! As I got to experience a childhood dream to fly on the trapeze, I realized it's never too late to achieve your dreams!
Laughing is good for our health, and as a young girl I was taught to laugh at myself and the world laughs with you! Early on I also learned that clowning is serious business and I still have a high respect for clowns. So find some funny props, mismatched clothes or even a red nose and take a moment to laugh each day. In this video I explain the benefits of laughing.
Since ancient circus times, one thing has stayed constant: the amazing balancing acts. I've never had very good balance, so during my year of Circus Power I researched ways to apply more balance in my life. I started balancing small aspects of my life and found it brought my whole life into balance!
I've wanted to be every type of circus performer! Some days, I wanted to be a professional clown, other days I wanted to be the trapeze artist, then I'd go off and spend hours juggling. I never had the discipline or the desire to really give all that it takes to succeed in the circus. But the one skill I learned as a kid, that I practiced for hours every day and carried with me throughout my life is how to "Style".