Couples Therapy Podcasts in The New York Times

  • April 8, 2019 11:53 am

I had a great time reporting this story on couples therapy podcasts for The New York Times. I may even have learned a few things to try at home, especially when talking to Esther Perel.

40s Project

  • February 17, 2019 10:13 am

A project I’ve been working on with my friend Maura Egan landed today on Refinery29: No, You Can’t Have It All — & That’s Okay. We’ve really been amused and comforted by talking to other women abut how they are navigating their forties — parenting and adulting while balancing work, kids, aging parents, sagging boobs, Instagram, downward mobility, gray hair, and so much more. We’ve been getting interesting feedback. Glad to know we’re not alone in our modern midlife crises.

Get on Top! A Vagina Revolution

  • March 2, 2018 3:33 pm

Thrilled to announce my latest book, written with Meika Hollender of Sustain, comes out in just a few weeks. You can order here. And, yes, that is a blurb from Christy Turlington!

Recent Writing: New York Times, Moms Clean Air Force, Yahoo Style

  • December 15, 2015 9:56 pm

I have been busily writing. At the moment, given the state of the world (climate talks in Paris yielding not as much as they should, war, refugees, unreal hatred aka Trump), I have been feeling the need to just report stories that are fun to read. They’re soothing to report. Which is how I wound up writing about modern school photos for The New York Times. Gone are the ugly portraits of the past; the new look is sort of like a J.Crew catalog and very frame-able for your desk. Not everyone is a fan.

But I can’t help but write about climate, no matter how upsetting, so I typed up some musings on how climate change is linked to the food we eat day in and day out for Moms Clean Air Force. I also have a recent post for them on solar farms and why I love them.

It’s going to take a lot of innovation to fix the environmental state of affairs, which is why I was also pleased to write about eco-futuristic replacements for leather for Yahoo Style. I really like the jellyfish leather bag, just saying. We need all hands on to fix the woes of the world, including the fashion industry.

Hudson Valley Hookup aka Tick Checking in The New York Times

  • August 13, 2015 5:25 pm

I not-so-recently relocated to the Hudson Valley. Here we have a deep well and are surrounded by the farms that grow our food, among other amazing comforts. As a lifelong urban girl, my time in the woods has been hilarious, wonderful, frustrating, trying. I am such a fish out of water, but I no longer think about nature deficit disorder! There are many things–big and small–that scare me up here. Put me on a subway at 3am no problem, but show me a tick crawling across my 2-year-old and aaaaa! Tick-borne disease is on the rise. It’s terrifying. Neighbors and friends all around me are diagnosed weekly. It’s not just Lyme. It’s co-infections and more. Some of them are suffering chronically. So we all endlessly tick check. Day in and day out. Night in and night out. Searching and searching. And we wear a lot of white stuff tucked into white socks. I realize not everyone actually tick checks. So I decided to write about it — why to, how to, who else is checking (Jill Kargman from Odd Mom Out, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, and some Kardashians, among others). The result is here, in The New York Times. Tonight make sure to check you and yours!

(Also, very pleased to have entered Hudson Valley hookup into the Times lexicon.)

Moms Clean Air Force Posts

  • July 29, 2015 1:57 pm

I’ve been doing some writing again lately for Moms Clean Air Force. So glad to be part of their impressive mission. My latest posts cover links between air pollution and autism, and an essay on why I find protecting my children from toxic chemicals to be empowering (if annoying — I’d rather the government truly protect us and I could get back to more fun parenting tasks).

If you’re not yet familiar with MCAF’s work, check them out!

Recent Writing

  • June 4, 2015 12:35 pm

After a few years of mainly working with clients, I’m back to doing some writing for various publications. I’m still loving working with clients, but was missing being a journalist. Check out some of my latest posts on some of my favorite topics (I am microbiome obsessed!):

Self Beat Bloat, Lose Weight, and Feel All-Around Amazing By Making This Change / Five new books center around the one diet trick you probably haven’t tried yet: paying attention to your gut health.

Refinery 29 The Ultimate Grocery Store Shopping Guide for 20-somethings

Refinery29 6 New Ways to Get Plastics Out of Your Life — And Why it Matters

Yahoo! Style 5 Ways to Stylish Nails Without the Guilt

Yahoo! Style The Best Eco-Fashion to Celebrate Earth Day

Yahoo! Style The 9 Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

I’m not on my website as much as I mean to be (sound familiar?). But I am on Facebook and Twitter at least once a day, so come join me at either place.

I’m Back on Mondays with Marlo

  • March 2, 2015 9:10 pm

I had the exciting chance to go back on Marlo Thomas’ show and answer questions about everything from organic food on a budget to what three common household chemicals are surprisingly toxic. Check it out.

Chatting Green with Marlo Thomas

  • September 5, 2013 9:53 am

Alexandra Zissu and Marlo Thomas

I had great time talking about everything green living and environmental health with Marlo Thomas a few weeks back for her Huffington Post show, Mondays with Marlo. Check it out here.

Horticultural Society Event — 9/24

  • September 5, 2013 9:06 am

I’ll be sharing my ten tips for greening a family even in an urban environment at a Horticultural Society event on 9/24. Join me?