Allison Winn Scotch is the New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life. Her new book, The Song Remains the Same, asks the question, who are we without our memories? And how much of our future is defined by our past?
Favorite place to write: I have a home-office (lucky me!) in New York City that overlooks the trees and the street. I'm a creature of habit, so I find a lot of comfort and tranquility from sitting in the same spot every day, hearing the sounds of traffic, watching people go by, and writing.
Favorite snack while writing I absolutely cannot live without Orbit Bubblemint gum. I literally have a hard time writing and/or thinking without it.
Favorite summer workout: Running in Central Park and taking our dog on longer walks! When you sit in front of the computer all day, those walks really help work out the kinks.
Favorite yoga pose: So many! I recently started getting serious about yoga, and it has done such good things for my stress levels, not to mention my back pain. I really love pigeon and half-pigeon because my butt muscles are always super tight, and I love the warrior poses because they make me feel powerful.
No. 1 tip to stay fit when you're in front of a computer every day: Get up and move. All the time. Every day. For me, this isn't just about working out. It's about walking the dog, taking a walk in the middle of the day, being active with my kids. Not only does this keep me fit, it significantly improves my mental health by ensuring that I am out and about in the world and not isolating myself.
Favorite summer read of all time: Good Grief by Lolly Winston. It's impossible not to love.