You may not recognize my name, although chances are you’re familiar with my work. During the last two decades, I've written, edited or otherwise refined hundreds of lifestyle features, essays, social media content, and more for print and online publications including Yoga Journal, The Washington Post, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, and other websites, brands, and apps.
In my spare moments, I teach yoga. That may seem to have nothing to do with editing and writing. Yet I understand them each to be a chance to distill everything into its simplest essence so as to discern the truest story or concept or lesson there is to tell.
My perspective and my approach to work has been shaped by the crazily talented yoga teachers, editors, writers, photographers, art directors and consumer marketing teams with whom I've worked and studied over the years. And I accomplish each assignment and each class with an intent to bring practical and aspirational together to make the previously unimagined seem a little—or a lot—more accessible. I do so through brand awareness, market research, analytics, and an awareness of basic human needs to be seen, heard, and understood.
If you're the sort who cares for the opinions of others, my writing and editing has been featured on NPR's Thanksgiving Morning Edition and Wall Street Journal Asia. My discernment in the kitchen and at the keyboard were included in The Best American Recipes and The Best Food Writing and I've repeatedly been asked to serve as a judge for The James Beard Cookbook Awards. And the website I curated was referred to by The New York Times reporter Kim Severson as, "The only source I trust besides The Times." Although the highest compliments I receive are the ones from writers, teachers, and students who appreciate the space I make for them to share their voice with some measure of originality and grace.