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.
And, in my spare moments, I teach yoga.
Editing, writing, and yoga-ing may seem to have nothing to do with one another. Yet I understand each to be quite similar. They offer a chance to be quiet, listen, and distill everything into its simplest truth so you can share the most essential and relatable story or concept or lesson.
My perspective 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 class with an intent to meld the practical and aspirational to make the previously unimagined seem a little—or a lot—more accessible. This happens through brand awareness, market research, analytics, and an awareness of the basic human needs to feel 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. I've repeatedly judged The James Beard Cookbook Awards. And the recipe 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 have received are those from the writers, readers, teachers and students who appreciate the space I make to share voices and ideas with originality and grace.