Cold Feet Stopping You From Doing Yoga?

chilly yoga

It's too bad New Year's Resolutions are made during one of the coldest months on the calendar, and especially this  January, with not one but two vexing polar vortexes. If you said you were going to start doing yoga this month, you might have cold feet - not about the poses, I mean literally chilly … [Read more...]

Yoga for the BBW (and the BBM!)

Meera Patricia Kerr, author of BIG YOGA.

I recently found a new category of romance novels: BBW, or Big Beautiful Woman. These love story heroines aren't dieting on their way to happily ever after. They attract heroes who want women with something extra - strength, confidence, and happiness in their bodies, just as they are. I love this, … [Read more...]

Feel Great About Yourself in 37 Seconds

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Ever look at photos in magazines and feel a little less than perfect? I've worked in magazines for over 25 years now, so I know about the magic tricks that can be done to make images of women who already look beautiful look, well, unreal - in the truest sense of that word. Yet even I still succumb … [Read more...]

Take a (Kitty) Yoga Break

Kitty yoga

If you've been sitting at your desk for a long time, close to an hour or more, follow this cute kitten's example and take a yoga break! Stand with your feet hip width apart. Raise arms overhead. Your hands don't have to meet; they can be shoulder width apart. Inhale a deep breath, and as you … [Read more...]

Jolie Laide: Or, In Praise of Comfy Shoes

Shoes by Fly London. Comfy, cute, not too hard on the eyes or the knees.

The French phrase jolie laide translates literally as “pretty/ugly,” meaning something that isn’t beautiful, but that has its own unique charm. It’s a term I use as a guide for footwear that can be worn without inducing agony, either of the physical variety, or the mortification of wearing comfy … [Read more...]

Reading, Loving: WARRIOR POSE by Brad Willis aka Bhava Ram

Warrior Pose

Finally, a yoga book for guys! I say that because WARRIOR POSE is not your average book about someone finding themselves on the yoga mat. I love yoga memoirs, but this one is different, perhaps because the author was far from being a spiritual seeker who found enlightenment while bent into a … [Read more...]

Inspiration: Creativity In Action!

Vegan Zombie

There are two parts to writing books, or making movies, or any other creative endeavor. First, you get an idea. That leads to the second, and truly difficult, part: actually doing something about it. But I've got two great examples of people having great ideas, and then working to make them a … [Read more...]

Does This Writing Make Me Look Fat?

round chair

I'm almost at the end of a three-month marathon spent revising a novel. As a palate cleanser, I wrote a short story before I have to move on to revising my novel BEACH GLASS, which will be out next February. I also have to finish reading a friend's cool murder mystery, another friend's short story, … [Read more...]

News Anchor Goes for the Silver, Looks Fabulous

Dana King

Last week, I challenged anyone to name me one female newscaster with gray hair. I didn't think I'd get an answer because I was certain there wasn't one. I'm so thrilled to be wrong!! I found this news item on CBS 5 Bay Area news anchor Dana King, who made the decision to, as she eloquently put … [Read more...]

The Age-Defying Diet (Really!)

Mediterranean Diet food

Stick around long enough and you’ll see "new" trends come back again and again. Camouflage prints will be in style, another boy band will rule the charts, and the Mediterranean Diet will be named the healthiest, yet again. It’s won that title so many times it can be called the healthiest diet ever … [Read more...]