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...]

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...]

(Spring) Time to Renew Your Commitment


Spring has finally sprung around here! Sun, temperatures above freezing, even a green shoot or two. I can't help but be inspired by nature's creativity, and hopefully you'll forgive me for using a common metaphor of spring renewal and renewed commitment to your creative project. (Hey, the metaphor … [Read more...]

Creative Handstands

Even though I've been doing yoga for almost 25 years, I've always been afraid of handstand. I'm not alone in this; most people are afraid of inverted poses--in much the same way they're afraid of turning their lives upside down by taking creative risks. Writing the book, getting paints and a … [Read more...]

The Year in Review

Norman as we met him at the Bideawee. Yes, he's wearing a Santa sweater, because he had to get a shelter shave.

On Facebook, my Friends are doing their year in review in photos. This made me think of what I've done this year, because sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. Time to make ye olde annual list! 1. I made an app. Like many writers--and people who sit all day--I was scared by the … [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...]

Bee Says: “BEACH GLASS is out in paperback!”

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                        Actually, Bee said, "Brrrt," which is the sound she makes instead of the more common meow. I'm translating to let you know that BEACH GLASS is now available in paperback! You can … [Read more...]

BEACH GLASS Cover, Excerpt, and Pre-Order Info!

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Surf's up! Almost - BEACH GLASS, the novel, will be published by Bell Bridge Books on February 21, 2014. The book is available for pre-order now on Amazon. BEACH GLASS is a novel about surfing life's waves and being yoga-flexible when it comes to changes. It's about first loves and second … [Read more...]

Exclusive! BEACH GLASS Cover Reveal on Heroes & Heartbreakers!

Heroes and Heartbreakers

Heroes & Heartbreakers, the online heaven for romance readers, has the exclusive cover reveal for BEACH GLASS. Go here to check it out!  I'll be posting pre-order information soon on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and here. Surf is up on February 21! … [Read more...]