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Jeanine Tegano Collins
Las Vegas
teacher, dancer, writer in Las Vegas
Interests: creativity, art, learning, teaching, relationships, purpose, meaning, fun, play, happiness
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MARRIED MONEY: Love, Honor & Compromise January 23, 2012 By Jeanine Tegano Collins 1 Comment My friend, who always asks poignant timely questions, requested her facebook friends weigh in on our definitions of compromise. It’s been my experience that whenever you’re questioning compromise, you’re grappling with the core values of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Love, Honor & Gifting December 26, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment ‘Tis the season – for gifting. Gift giving was always something in my relationships – romantic and otherwise – I looked forward to. Not necessarily because I was lacking “things,” but because I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Love, Honor & Some Time Alone December 12, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment For the longest time, before my husband was my husband and up until about six months ago, he and I had a relationship full of alone time. We started off long distance,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Love, Honor & Teamwork December 5, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment Team Collins. I had to change my name when we got married because we had to be Team Collins. Team Collins (Photo from I loved my husband, but at the time, I loved... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Love, Honor & Equality November 28, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment One of the reasons I felt very good about marrying my husband was that I believed we would have an equal marriage, one where we both gave and received in equal proportion to each... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Cultivatin​g An Attitude of Gratitude November 21, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment In light of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be timely to draw a connection between the concept of gratitude and marriage. Busy week, so I was backed up against the late Saturday hours... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: To Love, Honor and Clean? November 14, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Leave a Comment I have many gifts. Cleaning is not one of them. This doesn’t mean I don’t like a clean house. I just don’t like to do it. In my reality, this is why cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: From Fairytale to Faceplant November 7, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins Everyone loves a good story: colorful characters, conflict that makes us marvel, a conclusion that inspires our imaginations. The Kardashian/Humphries wedding is an example of howhappily ever after needs to be more than just a good story... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
MARRIED MONDAY: Not Quite What I Imagined October 31, 2011 By Jeanine Tegano Collins It’s Saturday night around eleven o’clock. We live in Las Vegas. It’s Halloween weekend. We’re under 30 and the only major responsibilities we have are to pay the mortgage and remembering to feed the dog. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
This morning I woke up, rolled over, and found myself staring straight into my husband’s smiling eyes. How does it feel to know that two unemployed people are closing on a house this week, he smirked. (That’s not really true - I’m a teacher with three months off, and he’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) You fall in love, you get married, if you're a woman you change your name to your husband's. Well, that's the tradition. Simple enough. What's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
This is Blog Entry 1 for "5-6-7-8: Dancing Through Life One 8-count At a Time." Why the title? Simple. I count to 8 everyday of my life. I am a dance teacher in a public high school. It's the best work I've ever done, because the possibilities for creation and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at 5-6-7-8
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