Destroying My Yoga Practice

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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

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Bend Trends: This Week’s Yoga News

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                        * One of my tweets was included in this great yoga newsletter on paper.li. Among my favorite items is "9 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Ever," which embodies the yogic principle … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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Dreaming by Gloria Steinem

Today's mantra to start out the week. Print and pin to your inspiration board! "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem … [Read more...]

Self-Help Me: Eat Early, Witness Fear Often

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          I'm a basically happy person, but I can still use all the support, and self-helpful hints, I can get. Earlier this year I bought two books that I'm hoping will help me be a better version of myself. (That's all I'm going for - not "fixed," as … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

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And may all obstacles to your resolutions be removed :) I'll be back later in the week with those resolutions, a guru man with the one plan I need to help me keep them, and another contest with fun stuff to win. Next week, I'll show you how to take a yoga break--at work! Thanks for a beautiful … [Read more...]

A Way to Heal

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In times of trouble, I try to think of ways I can be of service. Yoga taught me that: When I feel bad, I can heal by asking, "How can I help?" After Sandy, there were all sorts of ways for everyone to help, from donating money and time to cooking meals for those without power. By doing service, … [Read more...]