Fight poverty holiday season with Powerflow Yoga. We have teamed up with Eva’s Village, an incredible non-profit in Paterson, New Jersey, that is dedicated to feedng the hungry, providing shelter, treating addictions and giving medical and dental care to some of our state’s poorest people. They operate 12 different sites in a three-mile radius in […]
A new book says I should run my family like a business. That’s all good and well, but I don’t run a business, and if I did, I wouldn’t do it very well. Regardless, I still liked the book Family Inc. Now I have to do is convince Johan that we should start having family meetings […]
This talk about vulnerability really got me thinking. So I learned that vulnerable people are joyous, creative and loving. WTF? I’m totally vulnerable and am in constant need of a Valium for which I have no prescription. I can base a whole fictional protagonist on this talk. And on the researcher, Brene Brown
I’m the new books reviewer and blogger for Parents Magazine and Parents.com. If you’re not busy watching the Olympics, please check out my new column called Mom Must Read. The job is super cool. It requires a lot of reading. But the upside is that I get all of these free books. Who cares about […]
“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~Joseph Heller via Lisa Romeo I recently received an email from a woman who pays me to edit her pitches and articles. Side note: I love to advise, edit and teach writers, so if your work needs help, encouragement or vodka, I’m your girl. A huge bonus is […]
Writing is not like riding a bike. Even though my retro orange bicycle is covered in a year’s worth of garage dust and post-Irene mud, I can hop on that thing in five seconds flat. My butt might get dirty, but I’d fly through my driveway like I owned it. Wait, I do own it. […]
Writing a book is like opening up my bathrobe in Target when it’s really crowded. I feel as if I’ve bared my soul through my latest work, Redemption. Along with Stacey Lannert, I’ve done my best to use language to convey her life’s story. It’s a grim tale of a childhood of sexual abuse that […]
I’m honored to be the co-author of Stacey Lannert’s memoir, called Redemption, which comes out today. Today happens to be International Women’s Day, a most excellent time to promote awareness about child sexual abuse. I met Stacey in 2002 when I wrote about her for Glamour magazine. She was still in prison then. When she […]
This morning, my writing to-do list was full. I was going to finish two blog posts, wrap up a Facebook group project and work on a plot for this teen novel I’m cooking up. I felt rested and inspired. Today was going to be a good writing day. Then I decided to go to yoga. […]
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So there, holiday blues. Take that. View photolast month
"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself." -Deepak Chopra
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You need this holiday gift: Buy yoga privates with Kristen! Special holiday prices are $50 per session. We can do yoga, yoga therapy, yoga with weights. Dogs and chickens not inclu... View photolast month
aparigraha + bramacharya & no lulu = ???....don't let the pumpkin pie golast month
Okay, the playlist turned out great. The theme for my holiday yoga class is non-greed, Bramacharya, and it's about getting more of what we need like love, kindness, patience. It's ... Click to view linklast month
My yoga music playlist sucked this week! Sorry Monday classes. It's so much better now.last month
This post is going viral, and I love it because: "Yoga doesn’t care if you smoke cigarettes, and drink whisky."
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We shouldn't worry so much about our weight. If there is one gift I could give to my yoga students it would be this: Disordered eating habits and obsessions are so not worth the ti... View photolast month
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This is me. I cannot sit still for long. This is something I work on through yoga. You don't have to be able to meditate to be an awesome yogi. Click to view linklast month