Top 10 Social HealthMakers

Conversations on the Leading Edge

We all have stress. Especially this time of year, when—with all the demands of family, work, friends and the upcoming holidays—it’s hard to carve out time for you. But constant stress can take a toll, leading to health problems such as muscle tension, fatigue, sleeplessness, overeating, lack of motivation and much more. Luckily, there are caring individuals offering information, support and resources for those feeling the effects of stress this holiday season and throughout the year. The advocates featured in “SharecareNow 10: Stress” include leading authors, bloggers, yoga instructors, reporters, psychologists and public speakers, each providing a unique perspective on stress and offering helpful ways to lead a happier, healthier life. For more information and answers to your questions on stress, visit our Stress Topic Center

  • HuffingtonPost.com

    Gretchen Rubin is The New York Times bestselling author of a number of books, including Happier at Home and The Happiness Project (the latter spent more than a year on the bestseller list). She is also the author of “The Happiness Project” blog, where she explores ways to live a happier life. One of the most influential thought leaders in the area of happiness, Rubin often guest writes for publications including The Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping. “The Happiness Project” has developed into a movement of people around the world taking control of their stress and living their happiest lives possible.

  • PositivelyPositive.com

    Ashley Turner is a yoga instructor and blogger who combines the uplifting power of yoga with psychotherapy to center the mind and celebrate the body’s inner wisdom and spirit. Turner has appeared as a contributing writer in publications such as Self, Shape, Women’s Health and Natural Health. She is also co-author of the book Aroma Yoga: A Guide to Using Essential Oils in Your Practice and Your Life, which gives tips in using essential oils for holistic health. She was also named a “Who’s Who in Power Yoga” by Yoga Journal for her comprehensive approach to yoga.

  • PsychCentral.com

    Margarita Tartakovsky is an associate editor at Psych Central, where she writes about everything from ADHD and creativity to bipolar disorder and body image issues. She is also a featured writer for “Weightless,” a body image blog that empowers women, and Beliefnet.com, where she writes about topics such as mindfulness and happiness. She also authors her own blog at MargaritaTartakovsky.com. Originally from Moscow, Tartakovsky moved to the U.S. when she was six. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and her master’s degree from Texas A&M’s clinical psychology program.

  • Stress.About.com

    Elizabeth Scott is a stress management writer for About.com, a wellness coach and the author of 8 Keys to Stress Management. Her writings include tips on how stress can affect weight gain, how to reduce stress around the holidays and how to manage time to curb stress. Scott also writes About.com’s Healthy Monday newsletter, where she shares weekly advice aimed to help readers maintain their health and reduce their risk of preventable diseases. Trained in psychology and counseling with a specialty in family therapy, Scott is currently finishing a doctorate in health psychology.

  • Forbes.com

    Judy Martin is an Emmy® award-winning broadcast journalist, Forbes.com blogger and founder of WorkLifeNation.com, a site dedicated to transforming stress in an “always-on” world. For two decades, Martin has tracked business, workplace culture and career trends with an emphasis on work-life balance and stress management strategies. She has contributed to NPR, CNBC Business Radio and News 12 Long Island, among others. She is an accredited yoga teacher (RYT-200) and certified Hospice volunteer, and released her first CD Practical Chaos: Reflections on Resilience in 2006. Martin has facilitated stress management workshops for numerous companies and organizations including: UJA-Federation, Motorola, Right Management, American Cancer Society and National Association of Mothers’ Centers.

  • DrMommyOnline.com

    Daisy Sutherland, or “Dr. Mommy,” is the founder and CEO of Dr.MommyOnline.com, a site ranked among Forbes’ “Top 100 Websites for Women” and a top 10 parenting website. Dr. Mommy Online provides health advice for readers and highlights the connection of mind, body and spirit. A doctor of chiropractic, Sutherland is also a radio show host, public speaker, entrepreneur and the author of a number of books.

  • EmbraceYourHeart.com

    Pregnant with twins at age 35, Eliz Greene suffered a heart attack. She has since made it her mission to help others manage their stress to feel better and take care of their health. She founded the award-winning health and wellness site EmbraceYourHeart.com as a place to share her experiences and provide readers with simple advice and resources to help live their healthiest lives. Greene is also the author of four books, including The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart, and a public speaker who travels the country motivating her audiences to reduce stress.

  • TheChart.blogs.cnn.com

    A cancer survivor and mother of two, Amanda Enayati is a contributing writer for CNN Health, writing the “Seeking Serenity” column, which covers health topics such as stress, mindfulness and happiness. She has also contributed to NPR, Salon, Reader’s Digest and The Washington Post. Many of Enayati’s articles focus on her battle with breast cancer and her experiences parenting her children and pursuing a healthy life for her family. Enayati has also worked in the nonprofit sector by advising nonprofits and writing funding proposals for multimillion-dollar development projects.

  • PsychologyToday.com

    Paula Davis-Laack is an internationally-known writer and stress and resilience expert. A blogger for Psychology Today and contributing writer for The Huffington Post, she focuses on managing stress and work, particularly for women in corporate America. Davis-Laack is also the founder and CEO of the Marie Elizabeth Company, an organization devoted to helping busy professionals manage stress, prevent burnout and build habits for more happiness, health and resilience. She teaches and speaks about stress management and resilience to a wide variety of audiences, including professionals in the military, education and legal fields. She also works one-on-one with individuals as a life coach on topics related to stress, burnout and resilience.

  • HuffingtonPost.com

    Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who practices in West Hollywood, California. He is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and Psych Central, where he publishes stories on health, mindfulness and reducing stress. Goldstein is also an author (his newest book, The Now Effect, will be released soon) and creator of the “Mindfulness at Work” program, which is currently being practiced at many multinational businesses. His articles have been published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology and he has been quoted in the New York Daily News, NPR, Reuters and many others.

Methodology: How is influence measured?

Influencers included in “SharecareNow 10: Stress” have demonstrated influence within stress conversations online. Influence is calculated through a proprietary algorithm based on more than 70 distinct metrics, including disease-area relevance and online syndication, presence and reach. All metrics are based on content produced over the past year (from the list’s publish date) across multiple online channels, including Twitter, blogs, forums, mainstream news and video.

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Release: December 10, 2012    |   Source: SharecareNow, powered by WCG: data on file