Dec 28, 2021
[2:47] Bella explains how her blog inspired her latest book.
[05:13] Bella answers the question, “What’s the key takeaway you want readers to get from your book?”
[9:33] Bella talks about her memoir.
[12:07] Bella shares how she didn’t even realize she struggled with anxiety, not until it was a full-blown problem.
[15:02] Discover why Bella sees a snow globe as a metaphor for anxiety and disordered thinking.
[18:06] Mag and Bella discuss their childhoods.
[22:48] Bella talks about how Pablo Neruda and Jon Kabat-Zinn have influenced her.
[27:08] Bella explains how a back injury ended her professional dancing career, but she still loves dancing and moving her body.
[29:24] Mag and Bella discuss the difference between “knowing in the mind and knowing in the body.”
“Of course, the only reason to read a memoir…is that we're looking for our own experience, right? We're looking to see our own lives reflected so that we get a sense of how to navigate our own lives.”
“I started creating choreography. I loved that because I was interested in telling stories, and it didn't really matter the form that my storytelling took. I was telling stories through dance.”
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