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Two Big Cheers for Health

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

This month, the September 2010 issue of Health magazine is a new redesign and a thick juicy issue full of great stuff. I’m proud to say that two of my stories hit the issue this month.

First is my sort of “Call me crazy that I don’t like to vacuum naked” essay on what makes some people “naked types” versus people like me, who sometimes sleeps in flannel pajamas with a wool hat and socks when it’s cold out. I can’t show you the whole story as it’s not up online yet, but if you want to read the whole piece (you should!) perhaps this “Let me Google that for you” search will pull it up.

Also in the issue, my cover interview with Molly Sims, the model, actress and now jewelry designer. We had a very chill chat at the L.A. SoHo House, which I know believe can claim the best view of Los Angeles. Guess I need to start sidling up to some other members so I can roll in there more often. Here’s the first spread of the piece, which you can read on that link above to the magazine’s web site.

Hope you enjoy both stories as much as I loved writing them!

—Amy

When Press Gets Press…

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I always love to see that someone I’ve interviewed for a magazine is getting even further press for themselves and their projects when other media outlets pick up the story.

My favorite surprise was late last week when I opened up my Yahoo and saw Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks trending as the #1 News story for her quotes in my Health magazine interview with Christina Hendricks. Go Christina!

“What’s Hot”? Half-Orange Optimisms!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

It’s been another thrilling couple of weeks for my iPhone App, Half-Orange Optimisms, which can be used as a companion tool for my book Meeting Your Half-Orange. Not only was it Featured on Apple’s App store a couple weeks back, but it’s now been bumped up to “What’s Hot” status!

If you haven’t checked out the App, be sure to. You don’t even need the book to appreciate it. You just shake the phone, and an orange swirls around like a much happier Magic Eight Ball, and then gives you an Optimism to help you flip your attitude a bit more positively for the moments you really need it. I mean, I know it’s hot, Apple knows it’s hot, and I can only hope you’ll feel the same way!

—Amy

What Their Bodies Feel Like When…

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I totally forgot to tell you about the interviews I did for the awesome Health magazine for a story they did called “What It Feels Like…” featuring different actresses, dancers and hosts. I got to be a part of writing up their experiences for the January/February 2010 issue. The two women I spoke to:

Carrie Ann Inaba (who was so much fun to chat with, I could have talked to her for hours!) talked about “What My Body Really Feels Like…In Motion.” Jennifer Love Hewitt, who has her own dating book out this month, talked about “What My Body Really Feels Like…When I’m Afraid.”

Here are my pieces from the magazine:

I must say, spending my days getting paid to talk to cool, smart, accomplished women isn’t too bad. 🙂

—Amy

Amanda Seyfried: Down-to-Earth Glamour

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

This month’s Glamour magazine features three glamorous actresses, and I was lucky enough to interview one of them: Amanda Seyfried (the other two covers feature Zoe Saldana and Leighton Meister).

My interview appears in the April 2010 issue, which you can pick up. You can also read the whole interview online at Glamour.com or click on the image here:

She’s a very cool, sweet, funny, natural girl (who now owns THE cutest dog named Finn) and I wish her the best in her career. I hope I’ll be lucky enough to catch up with her again as she rises to the top the of the acting barrel, which I’m certain she will.

—Amy

The Orange Buzz is On!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Well, today is the eve of the official debut of my book Meeting Your Half-Orange! And the buzz has been building around it in a fabulous way. Some of the latest news?

Harper’s Bazaar put it on their “Must List” and called it “the ultimate pep talk” in their February issue.

Star magazine just placed Meeting Your Half-Orange as #1 on “This Week’s Fab 5!” in their entertainment section:

Los Angeles magazine lists the book in The Reading List” lists Meeting Your Half-Orange in their February 12 edition.

The Globe & Mail, a major Canadian national newspaper, featured the story: Orange You Glad Finding Love is So Easy? in their Life section.

Glamour.com‘s Storked! blog posted my advice from the book in “5 Tips for Single Dating Moms!”

And there have been more! For all the clips and links, check out the News & Reviews page at my book’s web site: meetingyourhalforange.com.

And of course, if all this has made you realize how silly you’ve been for not yet buying the book for yourself and a dozen of your friends, then head here to Amazon.com to get as many copies as you can!

Thanks for catching up with me. And if you’re still looking for your half-orange, don’t forget to check in for your dose of positivity at TheDatingOptimist.com.

Amy

My Interview with Jason Reitman

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

One of my favorite movies from 2009 was Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air. Clooney at his best so far, I think, with a compelling story. Which is why I was stoked to be able to interview Jason for this month’s January 2010 issue of Angeleno magazine, a fab lifestyle magazine out here in Los Angeles.

As the son of comedy director Ivan Reitman (who did Ghostbusters and Animal House), who already has Thank You For Smoking and directing Juno behind him, Jason Reitman will be a force for decades to come, so get your Reitman reading on now!

Here’s my short but sweet interview with Jason at the digital version of Angeleno (it’s on page 42), which you can also get to by clicking on the article below.

—Amy

Kristen Bell: “Laughing is the best workout!”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

I had a great conversation with actress Kristen Bell at a breakfast joint in Silver Lake in Los Angeles recently.

And you can read about it in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Health magazine.

The When in Rome star (formerly the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star) is a real kick and had me laughing all meal—and I feel the Q&A really captures that. So if you want to know more about the healthy spitfire check out the whole Kristen Bell interview.

I knew she was fit and worked out, but she knew a lot more about health than I even expected. She rattles off so many caloric figures for eggs and beans and bread, it was like she could be her own iPhone App. But her view on health was also refreshing, as she talked about liking voluptuous curves and Madonna arms, and finding true health in confidence, self-acceptance and happiness.

And the easiest way to get there? A good laugh…

How to Prevent a First Date Trainwreck

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

You gotta love a good headline. And the awesomely entertaining Lemondrop.com does a damn good job with them, considering what they’ve called my latest piece of advice in their “Ask the Expert!” series. This week, I offer my advice on how to have a great first date.

The Question: “What are your tips for the first date?”

My Answer: Find out here!

In essence, it’s all the long way of saying: Be yourself from every angle. Let the right person fall in love with you for the right reasons!

Take that with you into the New Year and you’ll be that much closer to that new relationship.

Happy New Year,

Amy

Some Tips to Survive “Holiday Hell”

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I was interviewed for a new article on Health.com (which has also been picked up by CNN.com’s How to Save a Relationship from Holiday Hell) about how difficult the holidays can sometimes be. Yes, it’s a season of cheer and indulging and giving…but sometimes the taking can be tough, too.

In this article by Maura Kelly, I offered my advice, as a dating optimist, for accepting presents from your significant other gracefully.


For more information on the book, out February 2nd, go to meetingyourhalforange.com.

Happy graceful and “Health”-y holidays,

Amy