Some of My Work

My main career has been as a writer and editor for loads of still extant and late, lamented magazines and newspapers. These include Glamour, SELF, Health, Fitness, Shape, Parenting, Coastal Living, YM, American Photo, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Men’s Health.

Remember paper magazines? They were fun and smelled of perfume. Ah, well. All good things, etc.

Currently, I am the Health Director of the Health Newsroom at Hearst, where I lead an amazing team of editors; together we crank out all the digital and print health content for Good Housekeeping, Prevention and Woman’s Day. We do features, single-topic packages and SEO stories on all things health, fitness and nutrition, including, of course, mental health.

I have also edited and ghostwritten books and book proposals, and wrote a bestselling humor semi-memoir.

Read my résumé.


Scratching the Surface (Skin Cancer Foundation)

Chemical Hair Straighteners Are Associated With Cancer, New Research Reveals (Good Housekeeping)

The Ultimate Guide to Menopause (Good Housekeeping)

I Dreaded Menopause. But It Was So Much Worse in My Mind Than in Real Life. (Good Housekeeping)

Is Your Memory Getting Worse? 8 Reasons That Can Happen, According to Doctors (Prevention)

When Does a Headache Signal a Brain Tumor? (Prevention)

What Is Disordered Eating — and Is It Different From an Eating Disorder? (Good Housekeeping)

The Postpartum Sex Issue We Need To Talk About (Refinery29)


Why am I So Angry? Reasons for Being Angry and Anger Management Tips (Prevention)

Chin Hairs and Other Facial Sprouts That Drive You Mad (NextTribe)

Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health — Here’s How to Finally Let Go (Good Housekeeping)

How Doomscrolling Can Wreak Havoc on Your Mental Health (Good Housekeeping)

A (Possible) Secret about Young Michael Cohen, Trump’s Nemesis (NextTribe)

Why You Hate Talking on the Phone, According to Anxiety Experts (Good Housekeeping)

Why We Have to Talk About What Happened In High School (Good Housekeeping)

The Moment I Realized That Trump Triggers Men, Too (Refinery29)

My Abusive Husband Shot Me Twice Before Killing Himself—But I’m Still Standing (Woman’s Day)

When Kids Come Second (Huffington Post)


What It’s Really Like to Live With Long COVID (Prevention)

The Year of Making Noise (Prevention)

The Ultimate Guide to Menopause (Good Housekeeping)

Investigating Anti-Diet Culture (Good Housekeeping)

What Is Orthorexia? How “Healthy Eating” Can Turn Into a Disorder (Good Housekeeping)

To Overcome Unconscious Bias, You Must Recognize That It’s Deeply Ingrained in Your Brain (Prevention)

How Having a Transgender Child Made Me Feel Closer to My Faith (Woman’s Day)