Westie Chronicles

Adventures and tribulations of a dancer, teacher, and community leader trying to create a “story worth telling” through dance, authenticity, self-expression, and community building.

I aspire to live a full life, be authentic, grow through experience, and invite others into their own truth.

The June Ultimatum – Walking the Walk

The June Ultimatum – Walking the Walk

It’s time I “walk the walk” instead of only talking about how I want to live and the changes I want to make. If I haven’t made any tangible progress by the end of June, I’ll be going on a new detour.

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LOKI – The Shadow Self

LOKI – The Shadow Self

The Shadow is the part of the self that sneakily holds you back. Mine? Is personified as Loki, the God of Mischief. Applying a (fun) identity to our Shadow can help to communicate with it in a more loving and constructive manner.

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Austin Pranger

Austin Pranger

I'm sharing my journey through learning and teaching West Coast Swing – and organizing a local club – while constantly pursuing personal growth.

My hope is to encourage others to live a full life – a story worth telling, on their own terms – not through my words, but through the way I live.

On this blog, you'll find discussions and experiences through:

- Dance / West Coast Swing
- Minimalism
- Community Organization
- Personal Growth
- Burning Man

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