Angela is the acquisitions editor for New Age health and healing, psychic and consciousness development, and parapsychology books at Llewellyn. She is an avid reader, practitioner, and client of her subject matter and is thrilled to focus on her passion everyday! Outside of work, Angela's interests include vintage stuff (i.e. garage sales), chai tea lattes, babbling brooks, and Garfield/lasagna. In her free time she loves to unwind through yoga, splatter paint around her art room, rollerblade with her high-energy dog, and relax at home with her husband and cat.
This month's featured topic in The Edge (a magazine on holistic living) is all about creativity and intuition. This is a topic I've been paying a lot of attention to over the past few years. I've struggled plenty with all forms of creative block, from writing to painting to how to set up my personal space. These were all things I truly wanted to do, but I couldn't figure out how to in a way that inspired and made me happy, instead of just feeling like chores.
These weren't new struggles. They were themes I'd carried with me since childhood. So, why was it that creative action I was drawn to perform often felt like pulling teeth once I tried to set things in motion? What was the
Monday marked my 5 year anniversary at Llewellyn. Hoorah! Anniversaries often become moments of pause where we reflect on the past, commemorating a significant date and events that have unfolded over time, but it’s been a very mindful week around here! Instead of looking to the past, we’ve been all about finding ourselves in the present moment.
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Yesterday Kate Sciandra, author of The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present, came to talk about her book and share simple practices we can make use of throughout our everyday lives. “This doesn’t have to be difficult or painful,”
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BKS Iyengar passed away today. In the midst of a frantic morning I heard the news and suddenly paused, realizing the great impact one person can have on your life, society, and world.
I first heard of him about 10 years ago when I started learning about yoga beyond the poses I mimicked in classes. I learned even more about him when I started working on yoga titles here at Llewellyn. He goes hand-in-hand with the topic. If you practice yoga he was an influence to you. If you don't know who he is he's worth finding out about. If you've never considered the contribution he's made to
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Last week I had the great pleasure of meeting Seane Corn, internationally known yoga instructor and one of twenty-five contributors to the up-coming book Yoga and Body Image. Seane was in town at The Yoga Center of Minneapolis for a five-day intensive she co-presented as part of her organization Off the Mat, Into the World, which helps promote community action for good. I recognized her by her mane of fiercely curly hair and waved her into the coffee shop as she started walking past. Her warm smile and signature eyebrow rang familiar from the yoga DVD I’d