Try blogging every single day and you'll find that there is no way to hide from who you really are.
I wrote about everything from believing in oneself, optimism, and the power of intuition to procrastination, rejection and giving up—there wasn't any time to think about what to write, I simply WROTE.
During that time, dozens of people started following my blog and reading my lessons. I came into contact with so many people that year—people who I now consider dear friends. This is certainly the best part about blogging.
I also believe that the very act of blogging and writing—putting myself out there, so to speak—led me to my first published book.
I received agent representation and landed a book deal for my memoir Lessons from the Monk I Married in 2010 after a writer in Montana discovered my blog and connected me to her agent.
Lessons from the Monk I Married was published on April 3, 2012 by Seal Press/Perseus Books. Foreign sales and translations of my book include the following countries: Croatia, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and China. Lessons from the Monk I Married is a Lonely Planet Top Travel Literature Book for 2012 and has received many glowing book reviews. (See Book Reviews)
In 2013, I committed myself to another year of writing every single day in the form of inspirations. Also, my husband and I joined forces and started to offer yoga/writing retreats both nationally and internationally (See Retreats and Classes).
I am currently working on a new book of fiction based on my travels around the world. I also teach blogging/intuitive writing retreats, workshops and classes.
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