Category Archives: Communications

The Magical World of Craigslist

I wrote this for my bro Matt Johnson’s online selling how-to site. We’ve had fascinating conversations about bookselling and general online sales, how the web is changing business, future needs and trends, and how to provide genuinely useful content. This … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequences

In the March/April 2014 issue of Industry I look at some of the effects that social media has on our social lives. Truth and Consequences: How to find a balance between honing a productive social media identity, and attention-hungry cyber lurkingSocial media … Continue reading

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Games Worth Playing

My latest column for Industry is up! Games Worth Playing: How a ritual based upon the I Ching can change the way we think about life and love Perhaps readers are aware of the concept of the filter bubble: that with … Continue reading

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The New Girl: How Does Change Happen?

Chinese new year seems more suitable for making resolutions (or setting intentions, in the parlance of our time) than Jan. 1, post-holiday, when we are tired and overfed. In Industry‘s Jan/Feb issue (and its first Brooklyn edition!), I try to … Continue reading

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Red Flags

My latest column for Industry Nov/Dec. 2012 issue:Red Flags …and all the things we’re worried about in relationships that are really not that big of a dealAn excerpt:Maybe the writers of these one-size-fits-all relationship articles are trying to be helpful, … Continue reading

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Cosmo Grrrl

My latest Industry article Cosmo Grrl …On sex icon Helen Gurley Brown’s passing, finding mojo in print, and some advice on writing relationship articles.Maybe Cosmo indoctrinated me into lady concerns, or gave me a slight complex about my body, but that … Continue reading

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On Ray Bradbury

There are writers we love in our youth and ones we outgrow. If we are magnanimous we don’t disparage them later for being too symbolic or obvious. A few that come to mind include Poe, Dickens, and those genre writers … Continue reading

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Deeper Into Yoga, part 6: Some Woo-Woo Stuff

© Emily JohnsonThe other day one of my fellow trainees asked how to balance the needs of students in a class when they diverge. Some of her students want to learn about the philosophy behind yoga, and others were weirded … Continue reading

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Deeper Into Yoga, part 5: Teach, Taught

Photo Credit: FredI had my teacher training demo last weekend, and I taught a class with about five people the night before. I passed my demo with flying colors! Rah!It went really well. Friday night I was shy, tentative, worried … Continue reading

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Deeper Into Yoga, part 4: Mission

I will be conducting a yoga class this Friday in Rogers Park, hosted by the folks at the Solarium. I have my final in teacher training–to teach a demo class to my classmates–on Saturday morning, so I was a bit … Continue reading

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