About my blog

My blog is about wellness, well-being, and wholeness, however they show up in our bodies, minds, hearts, and/or spirits (which of course aren’t separate at all), as good share-worthy information appears in my life in various forms, from articles on the latest scientific findings, to spirituality, recipes, poems, book and film reviews, musings, and more.

I started writing this, my second blog, about meditation and my intent and practice of sitting daily, at the very end of 2009. (My first blog was just for practice.) During 2010, I also wrote on yoga and breathing. Later I began adding posts about other topics related to well-being.

By the end of 2010, it seemed obvious that the blog had become more about well-being than about meditation. I renamed the blog (from The Zafu Report to The Well: bodymindheartspirit) and gave it a new look as well.

Actually, I’m making it all up as I go along, sharing what inspires and motivates and informs and expands me with you, the interesting people who find this corner of the Internet and become readers.

I love blogging and would do (and have done) it for free! Making some money at it is even better. I make a small amount of money when you click links in blog posts that go to Amazon.com and purchase something. I am so not getting rich or even making anything close to minimum wage compared to the time spent running this blog site, however. If you like this blog and need to purchase something on Amazon, if you click a link like this to enter Amazon, any purchase you then make will help support this blog, at no extra cost to you. 

I have run WordAds in the past, until the day I saw an ad for McDonald’s — which with its corporate empire of fast food profits and lack of attention to customers’ health as well as that of the planet — is about as opposite as this blog as possible. I don’t have any control over which WordAds appear, and I never got enough views to receive a check.

If your small, health-oriented, sustainable company would like to run a custom ad here because it would serve my readers, please contact me.

I love getting comments on my blog posts!

I write in solitude while imagining real people sharing my interest in what I write. To actually get relevant feedback from a real person who connected with something I wrote feels very sweet.

If you have something to say about a post, please comment, or at least click “Like” if you like the post. Comments are moderated and approved if relevant.

You can subscribe to my blog by clicking Sign me up! in the right panel below my photo. You’ll receive a link to each new post via email.

You can view RSS feeds of blog posts and comments by clicking those icons in the right panel (toward the bottom).

You can email posts, print them, and share them on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter (where they already appear if you have friended me or follow me), as well as LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Tumblr, and more.

If you’re a WordPress blogger, you can click Press This to repost one of my posts on your blog.

To find and friend me on Facebook, I’m MaryAnn Reynolds in Manchaca, Texas. No space between Mary and Ann.

You can follow me on Twitter: I tweet from @wellbodymind.

On Tumblr, find me at The Well.

On Google+, find me at http://google.com/+MaryAnnReynolds.

Email: thewellashiatsu@gmail.com.

All of this commenting, liking, sharing, subscribing, friending, and following expands my network of readers. You let me know that I’m not alone here, that something I’ve written has connected with another human being. I love knowing that I’ve connected in a positive way. It’s meaningful and gratifying. I appreciate you being here.


Media inquiries: Because this blog has been relatively successful, I have received requests to allow guest-posts on health-related topics, usually from support groups for specific illnesses. Although I may republish a blog post that seems relevant to the mission of this blog, I do not generally allow guest posting.

15 Responses to About my blog

  1. jason haye says:



    A moment that can happen at any time.
    when everything falls into place,
    clarity is at it’s clearest,
    confusion transforms into oneness
    and when fate…
    Welcomes you with open arms.

  2. Jason, I like! I like! I like!

  3. Peta says:

    I have just had this flu! The ankle thing was constant and annoying but I hadn’t thought why It was happening. I will try the thymus thumps as I’m not back to full strength yet and have soooh much to do, hoping your move and recovery go well
    Peta x

  4. Rachel Hill says:

    I’ve accidentally found your site and I LOVE it. It speaks my language and experiences/thoughts and has much stuff around my own experiences cobbling together how I think the body (myself) works in relationship to trauma. YAY that this arena is progressing like it is and that people are talking/sharing about it. 10 years ago all there was was waking the tiger (whcih is still great, but not enough) Look forward to reading your blogs. Rachel, New Zealand.

  5. Rachel, thanks so much for leaving that inspiring comment! Come back any time, comment on anything you like, and I’d love to hear your trauma recovery story (whether for publication or not).

    I agree, there’s much more awareness of the toll trauma takes and more knowledge and assistance available for recovery than there ever has been before. The more we talk and write about it, the faster that happens!

  6. I like your post.
    Keep it up.

  7. Great blog. I really enjoyed reading your posts!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is really fantastic… chock full of coolness and about random stuff. I really love that! Some blogs focus on one unilateral concept, but yours boasts a little taste of everything. I enjoy your yogic mind and love how you cultivate goodness.

    This brings me to the reason I found your blog. You actually subscribed to one of mine, called Master Mud Mama! I ended up orphaning that blog abandoning it for a newer one that you are welcome to check out, albeit still new, at http://www.harvesthappiness.weebly.com. What’s totally ironic about finding you, even if you did find me first, is that we have similar interests including yoga, spirituality, and more importantly, the emphasis on having fun! Life is a playground!

    I am totally excited about finding your blog, or you finding mine or the universe helping each of us find the other… you know what i mean. The more cultivating of good thoughts the better!

    On a separate note, there is another blog I think you would be interested in by Amy Krause Rosenthal. Visit http://www.whoisamy.com. Check out her “beckoning of the lovely” link. Super fantastic!!!!


  9. Enjoying your blog a lot! Lots of info that I’m using every day! Thanks!

  10. Caterina Ray says:

    This information is wonderful. I recently have just started meditating and it has changed me into a completely different person, for the better. By meditating I have found my inner peace.

  11. Stuart Berg says:

    It’s great to be able to write about what you enjoy and in my experience ther is nothing more important than the health of the mind and body .Great writing.

  12. Janet says:

    Mary Ann your site is awesome as are you. You had sent me an asnwer to my question about the childrens book Making a Difference Starfish on the Beach yesterday. You stated that you added the links however I could not find the link. Could you redirect me please. Thanks so much and I will be a follower.

  13. Janet, go to the original post and the links I added should appear near the top. Another reader included a different link in the comments at the end. If they don’t appear, try refreshing your browser because it may be showing you a cached page. If that doesn’t work, please let me know, and I’ll email you the links. Thanks for following, Janet!

  14. Tony says:

    Mary Ann – Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking a post. Very much enjoyed visiting yours. Best of luck in your quest. You seem to be in a mental place to succeed.

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