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01 Sep

Marry Yourself Monday: Fly-Fishing is Yoga for the Mountain Mamas

01/09/2014   |   No Comments »   |   Posted in Barbara McNally, Lover

Even the professional fly-fishing guides get their lines caught in trees and let a few fish go, so don’t worry about how you look or how dirty you may get. No one starts out good at anything, but fly-fishing can be enjoyable for beginners, too. The Zen feeling of walking in the river and the meditative motion of casting gave me a passion for fly-fishing. The adrenaline rush of setting my hook and catching a fish is a peak. The takeaway is that even beginner fisherwomen can enjoy the thrill of fishing. So wherever I go, I like to take a small risk and try something new. We never know what we like until we try it! There’s a reason so many people love fly-fishing: the repetitive motion of casting and the solace of the river is as relaxing as any yoga class. Besides, you may even use a few muscles you never knew you had! What have you tried lately that was surprising relaxing and enjoyable? What new things do you want to try but just haven’t gotten around to it? fly fishing 2 Fly fishing I’d love to hear from you – it would be great to give readers new ideas and new adventures to strive for! Share in the Comments section or send me a note and a couple of pictures of you in action at  

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29 Aug

Pay it Forward Friday: Coronado Writers Workshop

29/08/2014   |   No Comments »   |   Posted in Barbara McNally


Please Join Barbara McNally

Author & Founder of the

Mother, Lover, Fighter, Sage Foundation


Coronado Writers Workshop

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coronado High School

650 D Avenue

Coronado, CA

9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  Barbara will be speaking at two of the afternoon programs that day, “Book Marketing Offline” and “Creating Your Memoir”. Later she’ll be signing copies of her memoir, Unbridled, at the post-reception being held at Bay Books in Coronado @ 5:30 p.m. Scholarship Opportunity! Barbara is offering two scholarships to women who would like to attend the workshop.  Please leave a comment on her blog post as to why you deserve to attend the workshop.  Deadline is Sept. 5th. Winner will be announced on Barbara’s blog the following “Pay It Forward Friday”, Sept. 12th.   mother_lover_fighter_sage_crest

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Barbara McNally lives in San Diego where she supports organizations and sponsors activities that help women explore their potential for freedom and individuality. To further this cause, she started a foundation called Mother, Lover, Fighter, Sage. Open to receive and ready to give, Barbara continues her own journey to freedom with a daily zest for living large. READ MORE>>