From art journal described in this post.
Oh boy, isn't this the truth? We are so molded by habits and routines and shoulds and shouldn'ts and can'ts and wonts! You've got to retrain your brain to stay fresh, alive, vital. Tonight I taught one of my Pole Dance intro workshops. The oldest woman there was 70 years old and had gone through10 surgeries on her knees and feet over the past few years. She was limited in her movements, but as she moved within her range of motion, she started to loosen up and you could see the edges of her fear and defeat soften. She said that she had signed up for the class so that she could have a different experience of herself than the crippling, self-defeating "I can't" person she had become. I applauded her willingness to step up, take a major risk, and do something like this. Amazing.