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Nicole LaBondeis a fitness instructor for people who just want their workout to be FUN AND effective! Through her experience, easy to follow instructions and quirky sense of humor, she’s here to shake up your approach to fitness— while making it all feel like a great night out with the girls. And when she’s not teaching, you can find her indulging in burlesque shows (sometimes performing, sometimes watching), chocolate and the occasional day at the beach. Meet Nicole + get ready to shake what your momma gave you at cabarretfit.com.

Dancer with Cancer Story on Blossom Your Soul Blog!

I met Julia online. She runs a great blog and coaching program, all around empowerment. She shared my story last week. You can see it here. Thanks, Julia!

By |March 26th, 2016|Musings|1 Comment

Getting the Right Kind of Care- Dancer with Cancer Part 5

One of the most important things I've learned in my cancer journey is how important the right doctor is, the right kind of care. So when I had to change doctors this year, I got recommendations from my social worker. She didn't steer me wrong! I had a great new patient visit this morning. She [...]

By |March 20th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

Giving up Control

In one of my classes, I'm reading The Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol Christ. Christ’s discussion of our own need for control deeply resonated with me. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have been struggling with issues of control. I first faced these issues nearly 20 years ago in the form of an eating disorder. With [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

CABARRET in Performance

The CABARRET class on Wednesday nights at Gaia Dance and Unity Center in South Florida performed last month at "Share the Gift of Dance", a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Check them out!

By |March 11th, 2016|Fitness|0 Comments

Fear and Love.

I've heard it said that control is the heart of abuse. But the at the heart of control is fear. Fear that you won't get what you want. Fear that the world doesn't exist only in the way you see it. Fear that you are wrong. If we could learn to replace fear with love, [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

3 Rules About Bodies. The Dancer with Cancer Part 4.

Read  the Dancer with Cancer parts 1, 2, and 3. "Bodies are weird." I say that to my clients all the time. I also say, "The body is different every day."Another thing I frequently say is "You are the only one in your body". I am just now learning the truth of these statements. I [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

The Body as Power. The Dancer with Cancer Part 3.

Read The Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here and 2 here. In my therapy I've been working through the issues raised by feelings of my betrayal from body.  With that, and in writing my personal essay for grad school, there are certain themes that come together. Connecting body and soul. Telling women's stories. It's not [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

Were. Are. Am Becoming. Dancer with Cancer Part 2.

Read Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here. Who are you, when you are definitely not who you were, but can also no longer be who you are? How much does the choice of profession weigh into who we are? How do you figure out who you must become, when you've never been there, or done [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Musings|5 Comments

Vegan Zucchini Bread- Recipe

Vegan Zucchini Bread I've been baking a lot lately. Mainly because it gives me some control and tangible results. 2 things I feel like I desperately need in my life right now. Ever since I started chemo, I can't do chocolate. And the Farmer's Market right by our house has gorgeous produce right now. [...]

By |December 13th, 2015|Recipes|2 Comments

The Dancer with Cancer

If we are connected in real life or on social media, you likely already know this. I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. (EDIT: On 1/16/16, my doctor stepped back that diagnosis to Stage 3B. I'm not quite sure what makes them different, but, full disclosure.) I'm shocked. I'm guessing you were too [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|Announcement, Musings|16 Comments