How to Write a Book

Sometimes, a story takes you by the hand and leads you onto the dance floor. It reveals itself to you as you move together. And sometimes a book requires a more structured approach. When you have a plan, you know where you're going, and suddenly writing your book feels a lot less intimidating. My editor, … Continue reading How to Write a Book

Fear of the Dark

Revisions continue on the upcoming book, The Yoga of Boiling Eggs. I went back and forth on whether to keep this piece in the manuscript. In the end, I removed it. It lives here now. As an adult, sleep came easy, but night-waking was never welcome. My head would swim in those darkened hours. Even … Continue reading Fear of the Dark

The secrets of life

I am in intense and joyful final revisions of my yoga manuscript. It's a 'kill your darlings' kind of process. What is self-indulgence and what moves the story forward? I'm choosing to omit this piece. But I can happily post it here and give it a life of its own. My favourite author as a … Continue reading The secrets of life

I Wish I had a River…

It wasn't a river. It was a pond. More of a slough. But I did skate away on it. As I sit here in the late hour on Christmas Eve, singing along with Sarah Mclachlan on the radio and admiring the lights of the tree bouncing off the ceiling, I'm reminded of what's important about … Continue reading I Wish I had a River…

The Most Empowering Advice I can Give You

Yes, that's a long title. But a rant entered my mind this morning. I was in a flow of energy around clients who want to write books. And clients who want to publish books through Author & Beyond publishing coaching in 2019. But they're not getting around to it. Because they are scared or don't … Continue reading The Most Empowering Advice I can Give You

Today’s Contemplation

While you are here, in this earthly existence working out your karma... are you meant to spend your time diving into life on Earth: smell the flowers, taste the foods and enjoy the people around you? Or is it best to invest your time in practice, working toward enlightenment?   Maybe you become enlightened through … Continue reading Today’s Contemplation

Finding Myself

I've spent years looking for myself. Who am I? What does it mean to be authentic? It's a trap. One that will have you trying to conform to this so-called authenticity. Because the mind will want a snapshot. To capture an image and perpetuate it: the authentic self. And round and round we go. It's … Continue reading Finding Myself

I feel sorry for kids who grew up with only 13 channels

I feel sorry for kids who grew up with only 13 television channels. But not for the reason you might think. Not because today we have unlimited entertainment at our fingertips. Not because we can watch an entire series in a day. Because I grew up with three channels. Well, until Dad bought that giant … Continue reading I feel sorry for kids who grew up with only 13 channels

Child’s pose

There's a hum in my head compelling surging me forward zzzt   zzzt   zzzt like the neon sign of an all-night diner. It's become my rhythm fraying my nerves false beat. This is not rhythm. This is noise.   Feeling for my rhythm beyond the hum perhaps beneath it. It has to be there flow not … Continue reading Child’s pose

Tree-planting Challenge

When I published my first Anna book last year, I committed to having a tree planted for every print copy sold — to offset all of the trees that have filled our homes, schools and libraries with beloved books over the last century. My mission: to plant a million trees in my lifetime. After spending … Continue reading Tree-planting Challenge