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  1. Watch Your Ps and Fs

    October 3, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    A woman of virtue and valor is worth more than rubies, emeralds, sapphires, or diamonds. (more…)


  2. Framed?

    August 14, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Most women want to look good – and most do. But sometimes, trying to look good, especially while dancing with a partner, does not look good at all. Female dancers who are told that they are the “picture” and the male the “frame” often don’t seem to understand they must also provide part of the the frame – and that how they look and the picture they make doesn’t look good if they don’t stay “framed” by their partners. (more…)


  3. Consider Context

    July 16, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Context is king. The context of any communication matters more than its content. When creating, choosing, or communicating anything, consciously consider context.

    Content is created with context in mind. This is just as true when it comes to music – and how people move to it. The influence of the intended or experienced environment on almost every aspect of music and dancing is far greater than most people realize. (more…)


  4. Style Precedes Content

    July 12, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    One of the critical principles of communication is: Style Precedes Content. (more…)


  5. Your Share Includes Taking Care of Yourself

    July 12, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition; it’s at least 60/60 (but may sometimes feel like to each like it’s 90/10). For a relationship to be even close to “equal”, each person has to do a little more than what he or she thinks his or her share is. (more…)


  6. 54 Relationship Traps

    July 11, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Personal relationships involve two (or more) people. We are always dealing with one person’s action and the other person’s reaction, a behavior and a perception, one’s error in sending messages and the other’s error in receiving them. (more…)


  7. Tips for a Better Relationship

    July 10, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    1. Make your partner and your relationship together a priority. Commit to being better together than apart – and, as much and often as possible, bringing out the best in each other – and yourselves. Relationships are as much about how we choose to show up and contribute and learn as about anyone else. (more…)


  8. Partnering

    July 2, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Sole ownership of everything isn’t really possible nor really necessary. Joint ownership is possible on a great many levels. (more…)


  9. A Quick Primer on Dancing Salsa

    June 18, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Good dancers can dance on any timing. The best dancers dance to the music (more…)


  10. Marriage Trends

    December 15, 2011 by Oren Pardes

    Around the world, the cost of getting married is rising – so is both the rate and cost of divorce. (more…)