It’s time to Take A Yoga Break!

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I'm sure you've heard all the bad news about the effects of sitting for 6 or more hours a day--weight gain, increased risk of diabetes and kidney disease, even shortened life span. As someone who has spent her career writing from a chair, as a senior editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, as the author … [Read more...]

Thought for the day. Every day.

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                                I'd find a new job before quitting, of course, but I'm the cautious type. The rest: Yes. … [Read more...]

Beach Glass “Wish You Were Here” Postcard

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Today’s Mantra

it's not too late

                      This is my thought for the day, and I'm sure The Hubbins will be pleased that I'm getting a lot of use out of the drawing tablet he gave me to do art for Take A Yoga Break (coming next … [Read more...]

Fabulous, Never Better: Selfie Portrait

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                                              Two projects I'm working on: First, growing old gracefully. As I … [Read more...]

Beautiful.

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Quit Sitting and Stand Up for Your Health!

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You might want to stand up for this bad news: sitting for long periods of time - at work, during our commutes to work, and watching TV - may be as bad for our health as smoking. I've blogged about this before, and this new health issue went national on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend. Mo Rocca … [Read more...]

The Two-Week Meditation Diet

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You can tell from that headline that I'm a magazine writer from way back. No, I'm not saying I've found a way to think off ten pounds... Then again, maybe I have. I'm not trying to lose body weight as much as I'm trying to take a load off my mind. I don't have any problems per se, nothing anyone … [Read more...]

“My Writing Process” Blog Tour: Like Partner Yoga, But Without the Wedgie

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One of my NBFs, Katana Collins, recently asked: What's your writing process? My response was, What's a writing process? Where can I get one, and will it make my butt look bigger? She wouldn't answer that last one because she's too sweet, but she did give me the chance to participate in an … [Read more...]

Love a Book? Tell the World

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                      There have been some books that became as important to me as friends. I've been deeply moved by words, stories, characters that felt real. In the days before social media, the only way to … [Read more...]