Yoga Hotness: Gingeriffic Tea


As a Yogavangelist--an advocate for saving the world with Yoga--I know Yoga is about a lot more than physical beauty. Having said that, I have to address something interesting that's been happening in the last few years, since I started officially becoming an Older Woman. (The silver hair is the … [Read more...]

From the Art: Interview with David Thorpe, Director of Do I Sound Gay?

I met David Thorpe back in the heady, giddy days of Jane Magazine, where I was a celebrity-weary editor and he was a rising star. David was equally deft with grammatical correction and political correctness, an early arguer against the abusive, incorrect use of literally, and as funny in print as he … [Read more...]

Yoga and Recovery

Doesn't look like there are any Yoga classes in Thack's rehab. (Photo: Cinemax)

The other night on Cinemax's intense medical drama The Knick, Dr. Thackery announced that he was planning to find a cure for addiction. It's interesting to watch this show about turn-of-the-century medical practices, some of which seem barbaric now but were almost scandalously modern then. Of course … [Read more...]

Yoga Tools: Sankalpa (Intention)


Today I made a few decisions: I'm getting more rest, even if that means watching fewer episodes of The Great British Baking Show and Gotham on DVR. I'm eating less sugar, saving it for weekends, not every night. And I'm putting my prana (life energy) into faith instead of doubt, starting with a … [Read more...]

Hated the Ending of BEACH GLASS? Good News.

This week, my novel BEACH GLASS is out... Again. Only this time, readers may be happier than they were before. Reviews of the novel have been overwhelmingly positive--except for a few people who were really, really disappointed by the ending. If you haven't read BG yet, I won't spoil it by telling … [Read more...]

From the Art: Interview with Author James Connor


Yoga people who meditate their way to superhero powers. That's the basic, and amazingly original, concept behind James Connor's debut novel The Superyogi Scenario. It's fast-paced action, suspense, and spirituality all rolled up in one yoga mat.  James wrote Superyogi during a meditation retreat … [Read more...]

Setting An Intention

Start with this, and you'll find your path to positive change.

The beginning of any journey, endeavor, or change is setting an intention. Very rarely do people just blindly change their lives--any revolution, no matter how small or large, usually starts with some sort of declarative statement. I'm doing this. We say it to ourselves, we tell family, friends, we … [Read more...]

What They Talk About When They Talk About Creativity


A tip of the hat (and an apology) to Raymond Carver for the headline, but it was better than referencing Jurassic World, which wouldn't have made sense at all. This is my convoluted way of introducing a new blog series--From the Art: Creatives on Creativity. In these regular blog posts, I'll be … [Read more...]

Destroying My Yoga Practice

Photo by Nathan Tweti.

Still inspired by Danny Gregory's epiphany in his "Why I sucked" blog, I've been reviewing my own common practices. First was a look at this blog. I started it when my book Cherries in Winter was published in 2009. Back then blogging-as-marketing tool was the Big New Thing. Authors were expected to … [Read more...]

Assembling Team Awesomeness


I don't know about you, but I need help. I need help getting past the voices in my head that are telling me not to bother writing this because nobody's reading this blog. (That may be true, but the plus side is that if I say something stupid, no one will know.) I need help getting past the voices … [Read more...]