Happy Yoga Day!

Here are some tips for wannabe yogini on a budget…

yogaimageYoga is big business. According to a 2012 “Yoga in America” study conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys USA…

20.4 million Americans practice yoga (8.7 percent of the adult population), an increase of 29 percent from the 2008 figure of 15.8 million.

$10.3 billion was spent on yoga classes and products, up from $5.7 million in 2008.

Of the current non-practitioners, 44.4 percent are interested in trying yoga.

The study didn’t focus on the reasons why these non-practitioners have not tried yoga, but procrastination and finances are likely to be at the top of the list. When people tighten their budgets, health clubs and hobbies are the first to go. And if they haven’t tried a particular sport or activity, they may table it indefinitely.

Continue reading on The Dollar Stretcher.

Anxiety Antidotes for Writers

stopworryingFor many writers, worry is a habit. Our minds whirl as we over-analyze and over-think each situation.

Is the manuscript good enough?

Why isn’t the agent or publisher responding to my query?

What if my sales numbers are dismal?

What if I get more negative reviews than positive ones?

It’s easy to become overwhelmed and/or blocked as we ruminate about past events or worry about the future. To improve the quality of our lives, we need to find and implement appropriate anxiety antidotes.

Continue reading on Peggy Jaeger’s blog.

A New Beginning

While I have blogged before, this is my first website. I am grateful to John Agress, my instructor at ed2go, for his well-structured lessons and encouragement throughout the course. I enjoyed creating this hybrid site and experimenting  with WordPress.

In this blog, I intend to write (and rant) about my writing journey, recent books and movies, and the many winding roads of my retirement.

I welcome all your comments, especially those from other writers and retirees.