Welcome to my website, home to my writing, thinking, public speaking, and coaching. Here you will find a link to my book, The Body Tourist, a candid (and at times darkly funny) memoir about the face and body of anorexia in the years after my so-called recovery.

Thanks to the following sites for giving The Body Tourist a shout-out!

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2015 APPEARANCES (additional venues added as they come in): 
–Speaking at Jewish Family and Career Services in Atlanta for Love Your Body Month. FEB 18, 7:30pm
The Body Tourist is Chattanooga book club’s February selection
–Reading at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. FEB. 21, 11am
–Reading/signing at Charis Bookstore in Atlanta.
MARCH 10, 7:30pm
–Reading in New York City in conjunction with The Writers Studio: APRIL 26, 5:30pm, Sidewalk Cafe.

Please click the SPEAKING tab for information about my talks. (I speak and give workshops about honoring life transitions, self-acceptance, and recovery).

Click on WRITING to read a sampling of my Lifestyle columns for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and sign up to receive my blog (Get My Drift), which is a quirky mix of musings on living well, goal-setting with soul (“soul-setting”), powerful questions from the heart of life coaching, and the myriad ways the world, our dreams, what we let in, and what we try to keep out, informs our lives.

To discuss speaking opportunities, book signings, radio or  TV engagements, or if you’re interested in using The Body Tourist as a book club selection and would like for me to speak with your group, contact me at danalise@juno.com. I love nothing more than to connect with real, live people over the real, live themes of The Body Tourist.