Zoom Anxiety v. Social Connection: How Video Calls Are Triggering My Anxiety Disorder

I was participating on a virtual happy hour with some friends when I felt an anxiety attack sneak up on me. One minute I was nodding along and smiling at something a friend was saying, the next minute I felt a heavy weight on my chest. My heart was racing. My breathing became labored and shallow. Sweat dripped down my…

Rose Bak Yoga is Now Online!

With social distancing our new normal, I’ve brought Rose Bak Yoga online. Now you can practice with me from anywhere in the world! Offerings include personalized one-on-one lessons, videos and live stream classes. All classes are accessible to anyone including: beginners, people in larger bodies, older adults, people with joint replacements, people who can’t get on the floor, people wanting…

Ten Things I Learned About Finding Love by Reading Romance Books

I have a dirty little secret:  I love romance books. It’s not something people usually admit.  Despite the fact that romantic fiction outsells every other genre on Amazon,  there’s an element of embarrassment around reading these books.  Sure, they are not great works of literature but that’s OK.  Neither is science fiction or mystery or spy novels,  yet no one…

Getting Bored? How About Some Love?

I’ve got a hot new release coming out on Amazon today,  just the thing to take your mind off of all the sadness in the world right now.  “Right as Rain” is the third book in the Diamond Bay series. It’s a quick read featuring a seasoned couple who move from enemies to lovers while navigating differences of opinion on…

New Release: Valentine’s Lottery

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  the latest book in the popular “Good with Numbers” holiday novella series is out today. “Valentine’s Lottery” features an independent 40-year-old woman, a cocky 35-year-old man, and 5 years of foreplay disguised as hate. Here’s more information about the book: “Valentine shmalentine – count me out!” Valerie Robinson isn’t a fan of Valentine’s Day…

Release Day: Brand New Penny

Happy Friday, it’s New Release day here.  My latest romantic novel “Brand New Penny” is going live on Amazon today.   This is the first book in my new Diamond Bay series, set right here in Oregon and featuring couples in their 40s finding love. The book is available on kindle or paperback, so get your copy today. Here’s a descipton…