My greatest intention as a writer is to create actionable, science-backed content that helps people from all walks of life lead healthier, more abundant lives.
Michelle Polizzi is an independent writer with 7 years of experience creating strategic content online. She's written research-based wellness content for leading health brands and Fortune 500 companies, and her writing has appeared in publications like WELL+GOOD, Healthline, and The Daily Beast, among others.
Her work has spanned topics like mental health, plant-based nutrition, and women's wellness. She's also an avid traveler and outdoor adventurer and is passionate about how nature influences long-term wellbeing. Michelle is a certified yoga instructor with 500 hours of training across hatha, yin, and restorative yoga, and has led workshops on meditation and mindfulness.
Michelle holds a BA in Writing and Rhetoric from Syracuse University, where she minored in Environmental Studies. She completed her 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings at Full Circle Yoga School.
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