Author Archives: Angeline Nicolina

How Natalie Portman Taught Me ‘You Have to Allow Yourself to be Imperfect’

A couple weeks ago I was having a serious conversation with a friend. I was feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. My mind was racing with problems I felt incapable of resolving but at the same time responsible for doing everything … Continue reading

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Centered in the Circle: The Power of Motionless Movement

Last night I started re-reading Muriel Barbery’s, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. One of the two central protagonists in the book is an extremely intelligent and incredibly disillusioned 12-year-old girl named Paloma. Paloma is surrounded by privilege and endless striving. … Continue reading

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Plum Island in January

January 7, 2012. My boyfriend and I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably bright, warm sun and drive 45 minutes north of Boston to Plum Island. The colors begged to be painted. But I’m not a painter. Walking along … Continue reading

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Hoopiphanies: Malcolm Says ‘Push the Move’

The idea of Malcolm Stuart’s “Movement Exploration” workshop at HoopFest New England intrigued and intimidated me. Both of the actions in that name trigger feelings of anxiety and insecurity – especially when I’m expected to do them publicly. But when … Continue reading

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Hoopiphanies: An Origins Story

I picked up my first hula hoop as an adult at an outdoor street festival in Cambridge, MA in June 2010. As I stood in the street clumsily shaking my hips and watching the hoop plummet to the pavement, I … Continue reading

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