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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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Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir…

September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am
Cover of Cravings Wanda Hennig's Zen-inspired memoir

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).

Thailand travel 7. Kamala for best Thai massage in the world

August 1, 2016 – 5:22 am

Thai massage has deep roots a history dating way back. And Being a modern-day pilgrim is something open equally to all. Women going solo. Men going solo is more of a norm. And boomers. Because to travel, to pilgrim, requires that we stay fit and healthy.

Wolf Totem and French kisses with wolves: an interview

November 5, 2015 – 11:44 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud talks about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing a wolf and wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and more in an interview with Wanda Hennig in Durban.

Jean-Jacques Annaud and Wolf Totem: full audio interview

November 4, 2015 – 11:30 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

In a Q&A in Durban pending the preview of Wolf Totem at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Annaud shares some of his 3-D “secrets” with journalist Wanda Hennig. He also talks, broadly, about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing with wolves, wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and a lot more. Enjoy!

My backpack, my daughter and me: Part 1

July 11, 2015 – 10:54 pm
Award-winning story Bay Area Travel Writers.

We set off on our European summer backpacking vacation one warm and sunny winter afternoon late in May. My daughter was 13. I was 30-something. We flew from Durban to London via Nairobi and found from the very beginning that learning while on the move is easier than ABC. Things are there all the time, waiting to be noticed, grasped and stored away in the memory with minimum effort.

South Africa opts for mediation over litigation

May 27, 2012 – 7:55 am
Mark Collett runs a workshop for mediators in Durban.

Alternative dispute resolution in labor management, contract negotiations and generally in unionized environments has deep roots in SA. But mediation …

Why there is life and hope in Msinga

March 18, 2012 – 8:56 am
HIV-Aids is rife. Here an educational billboard offers advice.

Life does not get much more desperate than in KwaZulu-Natal’s dirt-poor Msinga region. HIV/Aids and TB are rife, Aids orphans …

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 …

Alive in South Africa: When an expat goes ‘home’

September 10, 2009 – 10:45 am

What is it like to return to your roots, your soil, for the first time after you’ve emigrated and made …

Keeping Up Appearances

May 12, 2009 – 7:23 am
Devi Lanphere after — happy to smile and 50-plus pounds lighter.
A great many people were surprised when they heard who was getting a $100,000 extreme makeover. Why would a successful, talented, bright — and at face value, super-confident public figure — enter the ugly duckling contest?

Story by Wanda Hennig
First published in Black Diamond Living magazine
It started with a routine morning scan of East Bay newspapers — part of the standard daily work drill for Devi Lanphere, CEO of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce in east Contra Costa County. This time the piece that caught her eye might not, at first glance, have seemed work-related. It announced an extreme makeover contest. Read more …