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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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Zen and The Art of Vegetarian Cooking

February 9, 2010 – 6:54 pm
Food Illustrated page
Greens Restaurant in San Francisco has an outstanding reputation for fine produce and creative food.

Story by Wanda Hennig

This story was first published in Food Illustrated magazine, London, with photography by Richard Jung

A visit to Greens in San Francisco is a celebration of the senses. Dip your spoon into a bowl of butternut squash soup and delight in the delicate harmony of lightly caramelized onions and apple confit blended with a hint of calvados. Feast your eyes on a salad that marries fresh ripe figs with Kodata, Mission and Calmyra olives, melon, watercress and creamy goat’s cheese. Inhale and delight …

Visualizations, creativity and the incredible oneness of being

January 5, 2010 – 12:34 pm
Geyser, Rotorua, New Zealand.

An inner journey can be more spectacular — and revealing — than a trip around the world. And a weekend …

Eat Thiebaud, drink Blue Bottle, see Avedon at SFMOMA

September 8, 2009 – 3:36 pm
And slices from Mondrian.

Richard Avedon Photographs, 1946 – 2004, runs July 11 to November 29 at SFMOMA.
James Freeman’s newest Blue Bottle coffee shop …

Botti Beautiful

July 5, 2009 – 11:16 pm
Chris Botti — contemporary jazz superstar.
You know you’re a jazz superstar when you make a slow, dark, moody, melancholy record and it tops the charts.

Story by Wanda Hennig
Photo courtesy the artist
First published in Black Diamond Living magazine

We all know Sinatra, Paul Simon and Sting. Most of us, however, didn’t know trumpeter Chris Botti until late in 2004. Strange when you think that his first professional gig was with Sinatra; that for five years, starting in 1990, he played the world with Simon; and that he joined Sting as a featured soloist in 1999 and the two have collaborated ever since.

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 …

Yes you can Wow the World with your online presence

May 3, 2009 – 8:29 pm
Anca Mosoiu, inspiring Oakland web whiz.
Ask Oakland technology guru Anca Mosoiu and she’ll show you how

Do you Twitter, Facebook and have a bunch of people following your daily blog? If not and you feel you should — or need — to know how, go speak to Anca Mosoiu in her 14th Street technology hotspot and salon in Oakland. She’s committed to leveling the playing field, teaching social networking and essential web skills to da people.

William Kentridge: Five Themes in San Francisco

April 6, 2009 – 9:30 pm
South African artist William Kentridge on the streets of San Francisco.

South African artists opens at SFMOMA with huge traveling show.
By Wanda Hennig for Sunday Tribune, South Africa
San Francisco Street photos …