After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini

Ever wonder why some people keep going back to the yoga mat day after day, year after year? In After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini, K. Kris Loomis offers a collection of down-to-earth personal essays that demonstrates the many ways yoga has transformed her life off the mat and why she keeps showing […]

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Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador

Ever wonder what it would be like to pick up one day and move abroad? In the summer of 2013, Kris Loomis and her husband sold all their worldly possessions and, along with their three-legged cat, Triplet, did just that. They left their comfy life behind and moved to Ecuador!

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The Monster In the Closet and Other Stories: Modern Shorts For Busy People Books 1 - 5

In these contemporary short stories, you will find internet daters, shy bus drivers, talking corpses, bullies, and monsters in the closet. Spies, old friends, unhappy teens, grieving sisters, overworked businessmen, and unlikely chess players bare their struggles in parks, cafes, funeral homes, bus stops, and bedrooms and remind us how important human connections are in this crazy, yet beautiful world.

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Three Modern Shorts: The Bedroom Stories

“I don’t want my son thinking that Santa is some…some homeless, hobo, dirty, derelict pervert with his ass hanging out of his pants!”

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Three Modern Shorts: The Bus Stories

The woman’s scarf had gotten caught in the door of the bus, the inside part dragging the dirty step and the outside part flapping furiously in the wake of the bus. John took hold of the scarf as the driver opened the door at his stop. He held it tightly as he exited the bus, then looked back in the direction of the previous stop. Surely the woman would be looking for it. He had to find her!

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Three Modern Shorts: The Funeral Home Stories

“I do not want to WEAR my mother, thank you very much. Oh, I know! Why don’t we just put her in a Campbell’s Tomato Soup can?”

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Three Modern Shorts: The Park Stories

“Well, Lucy, there are many unique people in the world that never find a way to explore their wonderfulness because average people can’t get past their distinctive qualities and traits. But that doesn’t mean that the unique souls of the world should allow themselves to wither in front of the average, even if the average is pleasing to look at. Ask anyone fortunate enough to have lived a long life. Beauty fades, but my dear child, you will always have your horns.”

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Three Modern Shorts: The Cafe Stories

Beth watches Tiffie’s mouth move but she can no longer hear the words. She wonders if she looks that ugly when she gossips. How could she have allowed her entire life to revolve around other people’s misery?

She had first met Tiffie at boarding school. Tiffie was pretty, perky, and popular, and Beth wanted to be just like her. Beth’s family wasn’t exactly poor, but her father had had to work hard to send her to Wheatley. She felt out of place there at first, but then Tiffie befriended her and made it easy. All Beth had to do was what Tiffie told her to do and then she became popular, too.

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How to Sneak More Yoga Into Your Life: A Doable Yoga Plan for Busy People

Then one day I began to realize that my yoga practice had started sneaking up on me away from the mat. I would find myself in Mountain pose while standing in line at the grocery store. I would automatically go into a seated twist if I had been at my desk too long. I instinctively altered my breath anytime I felt anxious or nervous. I found that five minutes were better than no minutes. And, in a pinch, even one minute would suffice.

Could it really be this easy to incorporate yoga into my hectic life? Could I count this as “practice?” Did yoga have to be a “separate” part of my life? The day I answered “no” to that last question was the day I started living my yoga. I now use every chance I get to sneak a little yoga in, no matter where or how busy I am. A little yoga is definitely better than no yoga!

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How to Sneak More Meditation Into Your Life: A Doable Meditation Plan for Busy People

My goal in this book is to introduce you to simple meditation techniques so that you can easily practice them for real life benefits, such as reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep, and a better ability to learn new material. Meditating on a regular basis can also prevent you from multi-tasking too often and can help foster creativity and mental focus. Meditating can help lower blood pressure and it also gives your immune system a boost. People who meditate regularly often report an overall feeling of peace and well-being that lasts long after their meditation session ends. So with all of these benefits, why aren’t more people meditating?

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