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Dr. Dana Lynne Curry

About Dr. Dana Lynne Curry

Dana is a human, writer, storyteller, teacher, learner, blogger, Mama, philosopher, spiritual collagist, student and lover of life, amazing friend, and one cool pussy cat!!
Dana has been teaching middle school English for over 25 years (yikes! that's a long time!) and holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus in literacy; sounds fancy, but she doesn't know the states & capitals (oops!). Her interests in reflection and spirituality stem from her research in adolescent identity formation (translation: how we grow up and embrace ourselves), from work on her own transformation, and from her experiences as evolving as a perfectly IMPERFECKT hu(wo)man being. Sat Nam!

Happy You Year To You!

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” - Dr. Seuss Happy YOU Year! It’s time to rock it to the present and the future! This is your year of creating and celebrating the life you desire –welcome to 2014! You are alive and your fabulous… Continue Reading →

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Everyone Loves A Good Story: How To Drop Your Story In The New Year!

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As I was getting ready for the changeover into the New Year, I was thinking about the one best gifts I could give myself. As I was driving over to my best friend’s house for dinner, what came up for me was this: giving up my stories. People by nature are storytellers – and one of the… Continue Reading →

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Got Sign? Of Course You Do…

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“The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability -  to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives… Continue Reading →

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Presence

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I have been doing a lot of thinking and reading lately about being present, and today I had kind of an AHA moment (also known as an epiphany in the world of English literature… just ask my students about it… they are so sick of me bringing this up! But they’re really smart!). Today I was feeling… Continue Reading →

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Forgiveness

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I am glad that I’m learning to BE PRESENT with my friends without trying to: FIX them and their problems Rescue them Tell them what to do (none of my business unless they ask – my friends are grown-ups!) Judge them and break up with them because they are so BROKEN and I am so evolved… Continue Reading →

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Send Your Thoughts On Vacation

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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. ” ~Shakespeare Yesterday, after listening to a bit of Esther Hicks, I wrote about the Law of Attraction, and its connection to emotions and thoughts: We can watch with detachment our emotions like a guidance system. We also can listen (with detachment) to our thoughts, which are our… Continue Reading →

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The Journey Of Relation-SHIP

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“The journey is the reward.” -Chinese Proverb I have been writing a lot lately about the delicate dance of relation-SHIP, and by relation-SHIP, I literally mean SHIP–like, as in relation-SHIPs are journeys, not destinations. Sometimes, travel is smooth and beautiful, and the water is crystal clear and the skies are baby blue. Whew! Other times, waters are… Continue Reading →

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Confessions From The Underbelly Of Giving

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“Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in need of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets.  That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship.  I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that… Continue Reading →

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Are You Scared Of Being Scared? Be Afriad (Not)!

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 ”Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Are you scared of being scared? I am. It makes me want to run away and try to control or forget the yucky stuff that scares me. As Eleanor Roosevelt recommends, we should do some (one) thing everyday that scares us. Which, really means, that we must… Continue Reading →

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Accepting Sadness…

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This picture is what I do when I am sad. Keep smiling. Pretend everything is okay. Other ideas I’ve tried (among others . . .): eating not eating exercising not exercising sleeping not sleeping reading not reading believing my thoughts arguing with my thoughts Know what the hardest thing for me to do is? Move… Continue Reading →

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Pay It For(give)Ward!

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“Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your spirituality, and it remains one of the least attractive things to us, largely because our egos rule so unequivocally. To forgive is somehow associated with saying that it is all right, that we accept the evil deed. But this is… Continue Reading →

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Be A Student Of Your (Highest) Self!

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Dear TDL Students & Teachers: Did you ever think of yourself as a student and a teacher? You may not realize it, but by learning about your actions, thoughts, feelings, and words–you are… Continue Reading →

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