Author Archives: Whole Life Yoga

Ancient Teachings and Dandelion Seeds

I wrote this blog article on New Year’s Day, but I couldn’t post it then because of my imminent book launch. Now, as we enter into spring—the season of dandelions—it feels perfect. I hope you enjoy it. I taught a … Continue reading

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Finding Hope

“And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope—nothing else.” –Patti Davis It’s been a tough year for me thus far. A year filled with challenges, some of which … Continue reading

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Fifty Ways to Love Your Favorite Author

Until I started writing, I had no idea how important reader support is, nor did I know the many simple ways readers can help.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to post an idea every day the month of … Continue reading

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Feeling Clarity

“Ignorance is bliss. Until it isn’t.”—Kate Davidson in A Killer Retreat. Today is my weekly posting for Inkspot, the blog for authors of Midnight Ink.  I’m blogging about fear, uncertainty, and the yoga teachings on finding clarity.  Check it out! http://midnightwriters.blogspot.com/2015/03/finding-clarity.html … Continue reading

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Embracing Distraction in Corpse Pose: Answer to a Student Question

A Whole Life Yoga student asks: “How can I tune out snoring and other noises in Savasana (Corpse Pose)?” This is an excellent question, and it brings me back to the true purpose of Corpse Pose. Corpse Pose isn’t a … Continue reading

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When the Truth Will Cause Harm, Say Nothing

As many of you know, I’ve been traveling to promote my most recent mystery. The greatest part of conferences and signing events is getting to know other writers and readers on a more personal level. I have to admit though, … Continue reading

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Ode to a New Class

I recently finished reading the pre-work essays for my newest yoga teacher training. Now that we’re underway, I have a confession to make: I didn’t want to start this training. Having second thoughts at the beginning of a new class … Continue reading

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Join the Mediation Party

This week’s blog entry was written by guest author Jenny Zenner. Jenny is a graduate of Whole Life Yoga’s teacher training program and a promising writer. She  can be contacted at jzenner@gmail.com. Toying with the idea of meditating? Maybe you … Continue reading

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Do Awards Boost Anything Except Egos?

Hi all!  Today is my monthly blogging day for my publisher, Midnight Ink.   I’m writing about my series, winning the Maxwell Award for Fiction, and why I think the two things together may save lives. Check it out at http://midnightwriters.blogspot.com/2015/02/do-awards-boost-anything-except-egos.html.  … Continue reading

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Yoga for Health Fact Sheet and Yoga Research

I haven’t written much about yoga research lately, mainly because I’ve been heads-down in the book launch events for my second novel. But recently I stumbled across a fact sheet from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health that … Continue reading

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