Manal Dabbagh

Manal is an embodied parenting coach, somatic educator, and expressive dance facilitator. She's the host of Start the Conversation podcast. She loves books, music, reusable bags, long chats with friends, sustainable and ethical living nontoxic living, and laughter.


Trust: A Life-long Practice

Creative Non-Fiction

Trust is a way of being I have intended to practice for a while now. In January 2020, it was one of the words I set for myself to be the guide and inspiration throughout the year. I find it a rather elusive word.

An Invitation to Move

Creative Non-Fiction
by | Art by
The class began in a circle. The teacher was explaining something about the body, but I wasn’t really paying attention to what she was saying. I was carefully eyeing the other students in the room, trying to get an idea of what to expect from the next sixty minutes. As I looked around at each [...]