Posts Tagged ‘positive’

In the Words of One Strong Mother: “I Had to be Brave for my Son”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Every once in a while, I get to tell an important story that may help save lives. And this month, Good Housekeeping magazine features one of them. I got to speak with Nikki McIntosh about her family—specifically the story of their son Miles who, at almost two years old was diagnosed with the genetic degenerative disease SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) that can affect a child’s ability to walk, stand, swallow and breathe.

She shares how she and her husband fought for their son’s diagnosis, care, treatment and how they were able to get him into a drug trial that has miraculously affected him and may help other children in need. It’s a story of resilience and love and it was an honor for me to tell it.

Nikki’s story is on stands now, in the April 2018 issue of Good Housekeeping and will hopefully be online soon. Here’s a taste of the start of it. For more information, visit


The Will & Grace Revival

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In honor of the revival of Will & Grace on NBC (debuting Sept. 28 at 9 pm on NBC), I spoke with all four of the Will & Grace castmembers for the cover of PARADE magazine: Will & Grace: Revival of the Wittiest

Read about their favorite memories making the show and what they look forward to this season.


What’s Your Passion? Find Out Right Now!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

It’s happiness time!

I had a blast writing this feature for Health magazine’s July/August 2012 issue about how to pinpoint your passion—by which I mean your non-work, deep in your soul, smile on your face in your free time, kind of passion.

The story features great advice from people I look up to who I was lucky enough to interview, including Martha Beck, my psychology crush Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., positive psychology guru Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. and life coach Cheryl Richardson.

You can read the full story on How to Find Your Passion here on


Eva Longoria Lives Bright Side Up!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I had a blast interviewing the February 2012 cover star of Health magazine for this month: Eva Longoria.

Partly because I think she’s a hilarious actress. Partly because I’m inspired by her activism and charity work which she somehow squeezes into her already busy life as a successful businesswoman. And partly because she’s as much of an optimist as I am!

Eva has a positivity that’s addictive and essentially lives her life Bright Side Up—much like my new book! So it was fun to hear her talk about how she’s been able to flip the tough times in her life into good ones by seeing her experiences from a more positive perspective.

Check out my full interview with Eva Longoria on, which is also featured as “Eva’s Happy Life Moves” on and (We really got around this month!)

I hope her happy life moves inspire you!


Try: The Attitude That Attracts Love!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

If you haven’t yet snagged your copy of the Women’s Health September 2010 issue, I’ll help guide you to the best story in it. Which, oh look, just happens to be mine! Well, I think it’s pretty good anyway.

My story, “The Attitude That Attracts Love” is an important reminder for singles that nothing is more important than feeling good about yourself and your life and passing along that great energy on your dates.

Read the story here at