All posts tagged: chapter 2

Remember to Play

“I don’t have to have it figured out before I go for something.” SheenRu moves people. As a dancer and choreographer, she examines the world through her body, and explores complex ideas through movement. SheenRu reminds us that the creative process is just as important as the product, and to believe that who we are is enough. Check out SheenRu’s latest projects at body portal theatre!

Rise Up

“You have to be willing to sacrifice everything.” Ann refused to give up the life she loved after a tragic accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. She worked tirelessly and fearlessly to regain her strength back to not only be able to do the things she once did, but to excel at them. She is a testament to the power of letting go of the limitations of what is normal and giving yourself the freedom to be extraordinary. Our STRINGTH collection is inspired by these amazing individuals who found the strength within to follow their dreams. 

Know Love

What does it mean to “love yourself”? We see those words in plenty of self-help books and in pop songs on the radio, but how often do we really experience it? One of the great lessons of this year has been remembering our worth. Aside from what we do for money or our marital status or how many square feet we own (rent), that we know (truly know) that we are worthy of life…love…and respect. Do you know your worth? Maryn and Darrée are two girls taking life day-by-day.  ALL: A Lesson Learned is a candid glimpse into one person’s moment of discovery. Each month we’ll highlight a lesson or two from the conversations we’ve had. We’re excited to share these bits of wisdom from unlikely places.

What Comes Next?

Metastate began when we realized we had been ignoring our creative selves for a long time. We started connecting with people who found the courage to listen to their hearts and take a different path than the one they were on. We shared their stories, started to rewrite our own, and hopefully sparked a small change inside of you. Over a year later, we’re asking ourselves what parts of our story need to be scrapped and edited to move us toward the kind of ending we really want. The hardest part is giving ourselves the permission to follow our gut when we spend most of our days pulled in different directions – work, bills, relationships, friends. It’s easy to find ourselves in a kind of holding pattern, succumbing to the demands around us and losing the momentum and sense of purpose we once had. This next chapter is about tipping the scales back and making an effort to live each day guided by our core instead of the expectations of others. It’s a continual process and we need to be reminded of …