Marianne Hayes is a longtime freelance writer who's been covering inner life and personal growth for close to a decade. She has written for Sonima, Alanis.com, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and more. She’s also devoted to her Ashtanga yoga practice. When Marianne isn’t writing, she’s teaching creative writing workshops or getting lost in a good book. She lives in Tampa with her husband, three daughters, and miniature Dachshund.