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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.

May 2016

April 2016

A Mind Disturbed.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:16+00:00 April 29th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Yoga Slut|

  By Dana Gornall   "When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way, nothing in the world can offend, and when a thing can no longer offend, it ceases to exist in the old way...If you wish to move in the One Way do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas. Indeed, to [...]

March 2016

The Yoga Slut: The Beginning.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:27+00:00 March 29th, 2016|blog, The Yoga Slut, Yoga|

  By Dana Gornall Slut: noun 1. Disparaging and Offensive. a sexually promiscuous woman, or a woman who behaves or dresses in an overtly sexual way. 2. Informal. a person with a seemingly insatiable but often undiscerning desire to do or have something specified: guilty of being a shoe slut; a book slut, reading five [...]

February 2016

Loving What is Broken.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:44+00:00 February 11th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Relationships|

By Dana Gornall I've been reading a lot about Buddhism. At first, it was general books about how it all worked and who the Buddha was. Later it became more about the philosophy of it all and then it was about how to practice as an average person---an everyday mom or dad or working adult---in the [...]

January 2016

Growing a Backbone.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:49+00:00 January 29th, 2016|blog, Empower Me, Featured|

  By Dana Gornall   Walking outside, the smell of smoky incense still filling my nose and clinging to my hair, I squint a little as my eyes adjust to the contrast of the bright sun after being in the dark, candlelit church. My friend is walking just a couple of beats behind me. I [...]

December 2015

Attachment: That Place of Unreadiness.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:05+00:00 December 18th, 2015|blog, Empower Me, Featured|

  By Dana Gornall The office always had a strong chemical smell to it---possibly ammonia. I'm not sure what the scent was, but I do remember sitting in the waiting room feeling my hands sweat a little and butterflies in my stomach. As a frequently ill child, I came to this office once a month to [...]