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Archive for the Good things category

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Hello friends,  It has been a very long time since I wrote to you and I’ve missed it. I’ve missed the reflection of sitting down to write thinking ‘What have I seen or learned that might be useful’? I’ve missed the messages I get from you in response to my writing. I’ve missed the conversation. […]

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

I’ve become someone who secretly looks forward to travel delays. If I get stuck on a train for an unexpected hour, no sweat. If my flight is delayed by a few hours, or I can’t find a good connection so I have to spend half a day in an airport in the middle of who-knows-where, […]

Where you can find me in the next few months…

Monday, August 10th, 2015

After a year of focusing pretty much exclusively on ActionStation, I have a few teaching and presenting events coming up: Muse Camp 2015 – August 21st-23rd, Bend OR Yoga in Action: Off the Mat, Sept-Oct, Wellington, NZ Game Changers: Yoga Journal Live Event, 27 Sept-1 Oct, Colorado Muse Camp 2015 August 21st-23rd, Bend OR Muse […]

What I’ve been learning, reading & writing

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

It’s been a long time since I wrote here. Not because I haven’t had anything to say, but because I’ve been utterly consumed by the work of launching, nurturing and getting ActionStation through something known in the start-up world as the ‘Valley of Death’. Over the past month I really feel that we’ve emerged from that […]

“On the All of It” – Going Om

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Quite often these days, publishers contact me asking me if I would read a book they are about to publish and review it here on my website. Whenever they do that I think ‘Are you really offering to send me books to read, for free? Does life get any better than this?‘ And then I think, ‘Do […]

Tara Mohr on Playing Big

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

The first conversation Tara Mohr and I ever had, about four years ago, was about her desire to write a book (I was writing Zen Under Fire at the time) and how she was confronting the fears, doubts and challenges that come with the kind of ‘playing big’ it takes to do so. About a […]

Yoga and Body Image

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Today my dear friend (and 30 Days of Curvy Yoga co-teacher) Anna Guest-Jelley has a beautiful new book being released into the world: Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. I love everything Anna touches, and am honored to have a chapter in the book on how shame found me on the yoga mat.

A chat with Jennifer Lee about her latest book

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Jennifer Lee is one of the people I always make time to meet up with when I’m in San Francisco – there’s something particularly delightful about an afternoon spent walking and talking with her. She brings together creativity and clarity, and is able to hold in balance a kind of vibrant playfulness and a deeply […]

Last Minute Gifts with Good Karma

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

If you are anything like me, you may find you’ve somehow got to a week before Christmas without doing a lot in the way of gift-buying. Here are some good gifts, with good karma, which you can either buy and have delivered online or which you can find locally, or have delivered to most places […]

What I’ve Been Reading: 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Over the past couple of years I’ve been sharing what I’ve read in my monthly newsletter and, as a nice bonus, that means at the end of each year I have a record of all the books I read during the year.

2013 was a bumper year for reading for me—largely thanks to having done so much travel. Long distance train and plane journeys are perfect for reading, as are buses, departure lounges and hotel rooms.

So here they are—the books I read in 2013—compiled into one list. I’ve separated out my 3 ‘best picks’ in each category at the top, but you really can’t go too far wrong with any of these books. I’ve left in my short review of each to help you choose which might be right for you.

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