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About Dana Gornall

Dana Gornall is the co-founder of The Tattooed Buddha and mom of three crazy kids and a dog. She has been writing stories since she could put words into sentences, and is completely in love with language of all kinds. The need to connect with people on a deeper level has always been something she strives for and finds fulfilling. Whether it be through massage, writing, interpreting or just chatting with a good friend, she finds bits of enlightenment in those connections. If not working or writing, you can find her standing outside in the dark night gazing up at the millions of stars or dancing in the kitchen with her children. Check out her writing here on The Tattooed Buddha and her column:The Yoga Slut. You can also see her writing on Elephant Journal, Be You Media and Rebelle Society. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

Tis But a Scratch: Metta & Redefining the Super Mom.

By | 2016-10-21T09:53:46+00:00 October 20th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Family & Parenting, Featured, The Yoga Slut|

  By Dana Gornall   If you're at all familiar with Monty Python, you probably know exactly where this line comes from: Tis but a scratch. If you are not familiar, it comes from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a British, satirical comedic film that features the story of King Arthur. In the [...]

September 2016

August 2016

I Need a Guru.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:51+00:00 August 7th, 2016|blog, Featured, The Yoga Slut, Yoga|

  By Dana Gornall I need a guru. The words run through my head like one of those light-up digital signs from the 1980s that flash a sentence or two over and over again. I even found myself typing those words and posting it as a Facebook status one day which brought out a comment or [...]

July 2016

June 2016

Is Buddhism the New Black?

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:59+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Yoga Slut|

  By Dana Gornall As a child of the late 70s and early 80s, I can remember when the workout trend was a thing. I grew up hearing Olivia Newton John sing Let's Get Physical, watched as the teenage girls next door donned colorful headbands across their foreheads, and saw my mom go to Jazzercise. Many may [...]

Sangha Envy.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:03+00:00 June 10th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Yoga Slut|

By Dana Gornall   Yes, it's true I am an introvert. This word has gained popularity over the last few years with the resurgence of the Myers-Briggs personality test on social media, the plethora of memes such as Anxiety Cat and The Social Awkward Penguin and the research that has been done lately, ironically shining a [...]