I am a writer and multimedia journalist living in Madison, Wisconsin. My expertise is in women's health, psychology, mental health, fitness and travel. Formerly at Chicago Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.
My mind gets a little fuzzy when I concentrate for too long. So, to protect my focused time, I rearranged my life, trading a steady salary as a multimedia journalist covering the tech world for flexibility as a freelance writer focusing on health and wellness. Working less, not more, holds the key to my productivity.
A sleep scientist reveals just how bad getting less than seven hours of sleep is for the brain and body.
Genes play a role in mood disorders, but they don’t write your destiny. Here's how meditation helped me lift my depression.
I’m not the only one with a brown thumb. However, most people I know don’t have an existential crisis about it. Here's how depression, anxiety and plant parenting don't mix.
Stress can take a toll on anyone. But if you have depression, you might not bounce back from stress easily. The death of a loved one, a job loss, or a divorce could trigger symptoms such as guilt and hopelessness. But there are steps you can take to get better.
If you've got a drinking habit, setting a New Year's resolution might not cut it. Here's how I used mindfulness to give up booze.
I haven't had a drink in almost 1,000 days. See how my brain made that possible.
Here’s what you need to know about taking medical mementos home.
Research shows living in a cluttered space can lead to anxiety. Here's how tidying up helped me.