Former reporter now focused on health communication (nutrition, mental health, gynecology) and travel writing (hotels, road trips, wellness travel) for B2C and B2B clients and publications.
Do You Need a Mental Health Day Off? Here's How to Rest and Reset
Taking a mental health day isn’t silly. And it isn’t selfish. Just like a sick day gives your body rest, a mental health day — aka a “sad day” or wellness day — gives your brain a break.
8 Signs It’s Time for Hospice Care
Choosing hospice can be difficult and scary—but waiting too long means missing out on important comfort measures. Here are expert insights about when, and how, to transition to hospice care.
What to Do When Self-Care Isn't Enough
Typically, solo travel is the perfect invitation to reflect and practice new rituals. But midway into my summer trip in Bulgaria, the sheen of adventure started to wear thin.
I realized I was lonely — something a weekend of bubble baths, face masks and reflective journaling can’t fix. All the self-care in the world won...
The Case of the Killer Cramps: Do Tampons Really Make Period Cramps Worse?
Got periods? Then you probably get cramps now and then.
What to see and do in Bulgaria's biggest national park
But while it's already pulling in visitors to its Black Sea beaches, its competitively priced ski resorts and its historic city of Plovdiv, the country still has many treasures waiting to be discovered.
A drive south from capital Sofia, the park is home to a world of wonders ranging from a gilded Orthodox church that rivals Italian cathedrals to steep green ridges reminiscent of Northern Europe.
Read on for our top picks of what to see and do in Rila.
It doesn't take long for tourists fresh o...
How I fell in love with Google Street View
When I am homesick, I take a walk down the streets on my screen...
Up for equal parts side-splitting laughter and exasperation? Grab a front-row seat to this breed’s proud comedic antics and sneaky escape artist tendencies.
These lively pups have one purpose: to warm your heart and your lap. Chinese Cresteds want to be with you wherever you are, and if you leave them alone for long, they may try to escape in order to find you. ...
What Are Tiger Nuts—and Should You Be Eating Them?
Tiger nuts are not nuts, but tubers with a lightly sweet, nutty flavor with nutrients and health benefits. Here's what you need to know.
7 Best Mocktails You Can Buy—I Know Because I Tried Them All
A roundup of my favorite hand-picked mocktails after my first Sober October.
Serotonin FTW: How to Boost Your Happy Hormone
Your happiness is influenced by a whole mess of factors. Brain chemicals and hormones make a big difference. Take serotonin, for instance. This tiny chemical is a whole mood.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found ...
What’s L-Carnitine, and Does It Live Up to the Hype?
Rumor has it L-carnitine is a fat-burning, brain-boosting, performance-enhancing machine of a supplement.
But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Here are the details on L-carnitine.
Get a taste of Appalachia with 24 hours in Charleston, West Virginia
When you only have 24 hours in the Mountain State’s capital, here’s how to pack in the sights and sounds while still enjoying West Virginia’s relaxed pace.
You will likely arrive in Charle...
7 Relaxing Trips to Book on National Plan for Vacation Day
On National Plan for Vacation Day, travel lovers across the U.S. pick up their calendars and plot out their vacation days for the year.
Astrotourists love these Dark Sky Communities for urban stargazing
In 2001, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) began the International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program, designating communities, parks and protected areas around the world that are actively working to decrease light pollution and preserve night sky visibility. While there are 120 rural or exurban parks, reserves, and sanctuaries worldwide that have earned IDA recognition, there are also select Dark Sky Communities (DSC) that qualify thanks to stringent tests measuring outdoor light poll...