Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Romance Between the Pages Podcast

Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through January. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!
HEY THERE! I'm Julia Mills. It's great to meet you! I've been incredibly blessed to become the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Dragon Guard Series. I'm a sometimes  sarcastic, always southern woman that would rather spend all day laughing than a minute crying. I have two of the most amazing daughters ever created, a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading. I decided to write the stories running through my brain and I have to admit I'm having an absolute blast!! I read her first book, Dr Suess' Cat in The Hat at four years old and have been hooked ever since. 
I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down. I know for a fact that all heroes in all the books I have ever read or will ever write will always pale in comparison to my hero, my dad! I'm a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex mixed with a huge dose of romance.
I'm still working on my own story but I can guarantee you that it'll contain as much love and laughter as I can cram into it!!!!!
Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I'm Hooked on Yoga--and Feel Fabulous!

I've taken many yoga classes in the last few decades--even 'chocolate yoga' in which you put a cocoa bean under your tongue before doing your poses--disappointing, I'd hoped it involved a few pounds of Godivas or a few dozen Lindt truffles. But what really sold me was my personal trainer, or more specifically, her arms. I asked her how many pounds she was currently lifting, and she replied, "It's from yoga." Zowee!!!!! (she's also a yoga instructor at the gym I belong to).
I went straight to Amazon and sifted through the gazillion yoga DVDs for sale, and settled on Meaghan Kennedy Townsend's "Element Targeted Toning Yoga" which includes three 20-minute sessions, each concentrating on different areas: Thighs and Glutes, Arms and Shoulders, and Abs and Core. The poses aren't that hard to do, and I like that I can split it up or do all three in one session.

Now I practice yoga at least three times a week and have added it to my regular workout routine. I still can't find that elusive body/spirit connection, but I'm so happy with the results: I feel more agile, toned and calm, my breathing more even and deeper.

I never thought yoga was a good way to tone up or lose weight, and in the classes I'd taken a lot of the poses are uncomfortable, and my back just won't do some of them. But I slowly got hooked.

I strongly recommend you give it a try!