Welcome to the blog! My name is Lisa Johnson and I've been blogging since 2006. I was born in Boston, grew up in Bridgewater, and now live in Quincy, Massachusetts. I’m a Virgo sun. Taurus rising, Scorpio moon and Venus is in Leo.

Who is Anali? That's me! Back when I created my first blog in 2006, blogging was still considered a bit sketchy. Anali was my pseudonym until I started using my real name.

Since I'm a lifelong New Englander, you'll find a lot of local flavor here, like the photo below of the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.
JFK in fallTo get a quick feel for the kinds of things that I write about, take a look at this Pinterest board, word of the year posts, my interview series and a collection of moments.

I grew up baking with my mom and have a wicked sweet tooth. While I'm not baking as much as I used to, I still write about food. There is a focus on health and wellness here -- especially  yoga and meditation. I'm a lawyer by day and a freelance writer too.

Thanks for stopping by and hope that you enjoy the blog!

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Leadership Purpose Podcast with Dr. Robin (April 2022)
Dianne Jacob ... Will Write For Food (November 2018)
Creative Mornings Boston (August 2018)
Boston Voyager  (July 2018)
The World from PRX (May 2014)

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MOTTO: "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”  ~ Rumi

FREE YOGA BOSTON: As of January 2023, I've retired FYB and it is no longer active. You can read more here.

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