And now, a word from our author…

September 15, 2011

Hi all,
Just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been going on:

* Deadline madness! My adventures in bookland continue with many possibilities for projects, any one of which would make my head spin off its little axis with joy. But as the Oscar nominees say, just being considered is an honor. (No, really; I mean that.) When something comes through, I’ll be sure to let you know.

* In the meantime, I’ve been grooving on the following books:
The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. Who ever thought our fave actress from Clueless would become such a force of nature in the world of animal rights, and do it so deliciously with great vegan recipes? Color me shocked and thrilled. Check out her great website here.
I’ve also discovered The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. She has a great website with recipes, podcasts, and videos here. For anyone who wants to know what famous vegans like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi DeGeneres, Alicia Silverstone, former president Bill Clinton, Casey Affleck, Alec Baldwin, civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, Tobey Maguire, Lea Michele, Alice Walker, and many, many others are eating, take a look at these yummy books.

And, for spiritual food, I am being truly inspired by The Guru in You by Yogi Cameron Alborzian. He was the model in Madonna’s “Express Yourself” video, so he’s part of my happy pop culture memories. He’s since become an Ayurvedic therapist and yoga instructor (we were both trained and certified at Integral Yoga Institute in New York, though not at the same time). The Guru in You is filled with calming observations of how we can move in this materialistic world toward a kinder, more peaceful way of living. Yogi Cameron does an excellent job of translating yogic terminology and ideology to relate to our lives today, and the results can be subtle but profound.

Hope you’re all doing well!


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