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, Yoga International and Rebelle Society. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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 [...]

May 2016

The Mindful Writer. {Book Review}

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:09+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured|

  By Dana Gornall   I was sitting on the bed in my bedroom folding an overflowing basket of clothes, when I heard my son in the other room talking to his friend. Kids don't really talk on the phone these days---they text and snapchat---but he was playing a video game remotely on the computer [...]

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 [...]