Meet Our Top Ten

Top Ten Social HealthMakers: Stress

Check out authors, bloggers, yoga instructors, psychologists and more, providing a unique perspective on stress and ways to lead a happier, healthier life.

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We all have stress. 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 to help you better manage stress. Check out these 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. 
Gretchen Rubin

2 / 11 Gretchen Rubin

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.
Ashley Turner

3 / 11 Ashley Turner

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 SelfShapeWomen’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.
Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

4 / 11 Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

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, where she writes about topics such as mindfulness and happiness. She also authors her own blog at


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Elizabeth Anne Scott

5 / 11 Elizabeth Anne Scott

Elizabeth Anne Scott is a stress management writer for, 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’s Healthy Monday newsletter, where she shares weekly advice aimed to help readers maintain their health and reduce their risk of preventable diseases. 
Judy Martin

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Judy Martin is an Emmy® award-winning broadcast journalist, blogger and founder of, 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. 
Daisy Sutherland, DC

7 / 11 Daisy Sutherland, DC

Daisy Sutherland, or “Dr. Mommy,” is the founder and CEO of, 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.
Eliz Greene

8 / 11 Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene founded the award-winning health and wellness site 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.

Amanda Enayati

9 / 11 Amanda Enayati

A cancer survivor and mother of two, Amanda Enayati is a contributing writer for CNN Health, writing the “Seeking Serenitycolumn, which covers health topics such as stress, mindfulness and happiness. She has also contributed to NPR, SalonReader’s Digestand 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.

Paula Davis-Laack

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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. 


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Elisha Goldstein, PhD

11 / 11 Elisha Goldstein, PhD

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 the author of The Now Effect, and creator of the “Mindfulness at Work” program, which is currently being practiced at many multinational businesses.