Image of my parents and me by Christina Craft

Teach me how to love

First love, codependency, mother wound, spirituality, healing. Excerpt from a book in progress.

“The first time he’d held her hand, it felt so good that it crowded out all the bad things. It felt better than anything had ever hurt.” — Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

When I was little…


Social media, Instagram, censorship.

I thought I’d do something fun this Friday and share 10 of my favourite people to follow on Instagram.

The impetus? Getting censored on Instagram!

The offender? A (non-scandalous, I promise!) pic showing my 46-year-old abs. Someone reported me for posting upsetting content.

Lol. Have you…


Image of author by Bobbi Barbarich

Sex, religion and anorexia in small town America

Religious divides, teen sex, spirituality, eating disorders, small town America. Excerpt from a book in progress.

I last visited the place I grew up nearly a decade ago. The time before that I can’t even recall. During my most recent visit, I realized the town had changed in my absence…


Image of author by Bobbi Barbarich

Aging, spirituality, recovery, healing. Excerpt from a book in progress.

Since leaving undergrad dorm life at age 22, I’ve had at least thirty homes (likely far more, excluding travel stops and dorm rooms).

This started with grad school at Georgetown, when I lived off campus for the first time and…


Image of author by Bobbi Barbarich

Sobriety, addiction, recovery, memoir, aging, healing. Excerpt from a book in progress.

A year before sitting down to write this story, my dad visited me in Victoria, British Columbia. I was 44 and on the precipice of sobriety. …


Image of my books by Christina Craft

And why this book

Sobriety, addiction, recovery, reading, writing, memoir, healing, quit lit, routine, ritual. Excerpt from a book in progress.

Love of My Lifetimes: A Journey through Self and Souls threads prescriptive nonfiction through the fabric of memoir. …


Emotional sobriety, digital detox, writing, yoga, meditation, self care, soul care, life edits, social media fast, habit shifts, love

It’s been a minute! …


Intention, action, writing, yoga, meditation, self care, soul care, life edits, social media fast, habit shifts, love

Hey there. Dropping by with some small updates, big New Year’s blessings, and a coupon code. As for updates…

Nothing earth-shattering, but I’ve decided to leave Facebook — both personally and as my…


Solitude, self retreat, writing, yoga, meditation, self care, soul care, love

How’s holiday week going? Things are pretty ordinary here — I give Chinese Medicine finals through December 23, then have a quick turn-around for grading before taking the 25th off.

As I wrote to my students this weekend, I…


Writing, yoga, meditation, self care, soul care, morning routine, evening routine, link love

How is it that the weeks pass so quickly! I truthfully will never understand “boredom.” Life is so, so full. Of options…of possibilities…of places of exploration and practice.

I’ve been immersed in writing each morning but didn’t…

Dana Leigh Lyons

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