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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Sex, Social Media and New Zealand — (Part 1)

October 11, 2009 – 6:32 pm
Of course, New Zealand is also famous for its wine. Photo: Ian Trafford
Travel writing in the age of blogs, twitter — and when ‘viral’ is desirable.

By Wanda Hennig
A veteran print journalist and editor — turned online writer, blogger and social media buff — embarks on a real-life travel writing-cum-social media project and invites you along for the ride. Tips, hints, pitfalls to avoid, good practices to aspire to, facts, fallacies and all the write stuff.

The invitation in my inbox read:

“Dear Wanda
 — Love is in the air at Air New Zealand as the airline prepares for the world’s first Matchmaking Flight. On October 13, an estimated 100 singles will journey from Los Angeles to Auckland, each with the hope of finding a match in air,

Blog wisdom: 40 key facts, tips and pointers

October 3, 2009 – 5:59 pm
Social media in action — sharing blogging, vlogging and tweeting know-how.

The inside scoop from educators, activists and social media gurus at the East Bay’s first Beast Bloggers Bar Camp.
Photos: Wanda …

Are you a culinary traveler? — 22 clues

August 15, 2009 – 7:40 pm
Basque breakfast Bakersfield.

You know you’re a culinary traveler when:
Whether it’s a day trip, a weekend escape or a round-the-world vacation, what you …

Turn social media into nonprofit gold

July 30, 2009 – 6:00 pm
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You’re the marketing director of a nonprofit — or perhaps the director if it’s a smaller organization. You know you …

Butterfly effect links Buddhist groups in South Africa and San Francisco

May 29, 2009 – 2:37 pm
Two of Mbali Ndlovu's cousins play in the yard.
And a miracle called Woza Moya is born in KwaZulu-Natal

Story and photos by Wanda Hennig
First published in the Sunday Tribune, South Africa
The Ufafa district, near Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to around 23,000 people. Families reside in a sprawling muddle of family compounds that stagger up hills and tumble into valleys, forming a jumbled patchwork of mud, thatch, concrete block and tin. The dwellings have no electricity. Water for drinking, washing, cooking and bathing is hand-pumped from underground wells and carried in plastic bucket and barrels. The area could have been forgotten. But — was it serendipity, karma or …

Corporate Cutbacks — Victim or Victor?

January 25, 2009 – 10:39 pm
Every minute of every working day, people are being laid off — fired — retrenched. Is there a way to turn this potential catastrophe to your advantage?

The Great Coach Solution

January 25, 2009 – 8:35 pm
Sherry McConkey Squaw Valley
Got job blues, life blues, feeling overwhelmed or stuck in a rut? What you need is a personal coach