It’s time to Take A Yoga Break!

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...]

Fabulous, Never Better: Selfie Portrait

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

Writing, part 4: The recipe for success

"Finally!" you're saying. "She's going to tell me how to get my book published!" Well . . . sort of. Since I hate having to read an entire blog, magazine article, or book to get to the point of the tantalizing title, I'll cut to the chase. The recipe for success, whether you're writing a book … [Read more...]

Oh yeah it’s a Happy Monday!

Three reasons for me to be cheerful on a Monday morning, even one where I'm tired because Tootsie was howling for half the night: * Cherries in Winter is on Dr. Oz's website today! Yes, THE Dr. Oz, America's favorite doctor, Oprah's #1 MD, and a man I've personally interviewed and can say, in all … [Read more...]

Cherries a la Skype

Last night, I joined my first Cherries in Winter book group discussion with The Beach Babes of Akron, Ohio (not Baltimore, as previously reported--my bad). Due to the high cost of travel and my low level of glamor, I wasn't able to be there in person, so the Babes and I did the next best thing: We … [Read more...]