I keep expecting to be told to get a real job. In the meantime, I’ll travel the world with my yoga mat, interview future royalty and experiment with skiing uphill.

Kelly DiNardo author journalist
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Of course, these enviable adventures show none of the butt-in-chair discipline. That’s intentional. As a storyteller, I want readers so engaged they don’t even consider the behind-the-scenes effort. As a journalist, I want editors to be completely confident real work went into the piece. I did the necessary digging. I plowed through my research. I talked to the right people. I read, digested and clearly explained the person, the place, the science, the trend.

I specialize in exploration – whether it’s internally through yoga and meditation, physically through health and fitness, culturally and socially through profiles, or the myriad ways travel brings all of that together. This means you might have spotted stories about 2-minute meditation strategies in O, The Oprah Magazine or the benefits of a digital detox in Martha Stewart Living. My profiles of celebrities, newsmakers and everyday Janes doing amazing things have appeared in Foreign Policy, Upworthy, Playboy and Parade. And travel stories about adventures uphill skiing in Switzerland, touring Rome by Vespa or road tripping around Door County, Wisconsin, appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Geographic Traveler. The mix of styles, subjects and publications keeps things interesting and is just another form of exploration.

I am the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. I have also contributed to Fodor’s Guide to Switzerland for the last three editions, Time Out’s guide to Washington, DC and ghost-written books on a wide range of topics. My next book, Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat will be released June 12, 2018.

Beyond my work as a writer, I have been teaching yoga for more than 15 years and am the owner of Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC. I am a graduate of Cornell University where I earned a B.S. in communications and learned enough science and nutrition to understand those medical journals.

Kelly DiNardo author and journalist

Kelly DiNardo author and journalist

Kelly DiNardo author and journalist