Writing Clips

The Latest In print: Yoga Journal’s 9/13 issue: Interview with Ram Dass Pregnancy Blog, Mom365.com Yoga Journal: Declutter Your Life with Yoga Posts for Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health’s Thrive Blog Health and sexuality articles for Upwave, a new site from Turner Yoga As a longtime practitioner of yoga, I’ve been both horrified and dazzled to watch it go so …

Valerie ReissWriting Clips


I’m a writer, editor, and speaker living in Brooklyn, New York. I write for Yoga Journal, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health’s publications, and Turner Broadcasting’s wellness site, Upwave. I’m also the Managing Editor of Mom365.com. My articles, essays, and posts have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Women’s Health, Natural Health, Beliefnet, Vegetarian Times,  and more. …

Valerie ReissBio


Words, words, words. I like to write them, read them, and speak them. Here are a bunch of videos of me using them to share what I know about wellness, yoga, and media. Thanks! All About Gratitude from valerie reiss on Vimeo. Cooling Yoga Breathing from valerie reiss on Vimeo. Jealousy Gratitude from valerie reiss on Vimeo. Alternate Nostril Gratitude …

Valerie ReissVideos

Gates and Oscars and Fear and Things

the end and the beginning…. Hi. Went in to work today for a bit. It helped to knock off a few little assignments that were haunting me. It’s hard. I’m not sure how I fit in there and I think vice versa. But everyone is kind. I just wish everything didn’t feel quite so hard. We saw the Gates for …

Valerie ReissGates and Oscars and Fear and Things

Time on Fire

Good morning. I’ve been reading a chain of cancer memoirs with the purpose of seeing how it’s done, to suss out the cliché’s and the unexplored terrain. I know there are people who love historical biographies; they can’t put down Roosevelt’s history or the inner workings of Marilyn. But are there junkies for the cancer memoir? Do they have Cancer …

Valerie ReissTime on Fire