stephanie booth

stephanie booth

Writing Samples

I have five full-to-bursting binders of stories I've written -- everything from personal essays and narrative non-fiction to travel, health and relationship features; as-told-to profiles; teen advice columns and quizzes, plus the occasional celeb interview. And that's just the print stuff. I've lost track of the online stories, but they're all out there somewhere.

The samples below include some of my all-time favorites -- the ones which leave me excited to write more.

It's Not Just You. The Election is Screwing With Everyone's Mental Health

The Stir October 14th, 2016 Visit the original article online

Here's What It's Like To Lose Your Husband to Suicide

The Stir September 14th, 2016 Visit the original article online

Sunday Habits That Jump-Start Job Success All Week Long

LearnVest June 20th, 2016 Visit the original article online

We Ditched the Suburbs for Life on the Road

Good Housekeeping March 1st, 2016 Visit the original article online

From This Day Forward

Real Simple August 1st, 2015

Alleviating Anxiety

Ladies' Home Journal July 5th, 2015

Your Doctor, Our Hero

Dr Oz Magazine June 1st, 2015

You're Stronger Than You Think

O Magazine May 1st, 2015

"Leaving My 10-Year-Old at a Psychiatric Hospital Felt So Wrong:" 1 Mom's Story

The Stir January 30th, 2015 Visit the original article online

Why I Swear In Front of My Kids

The Stir January 13th, 2015 Visit the original article online

7 Biggest Myths About Home Births...Debunked

The Stir January 2nd, 2015 Visit the original article online

Moms Who Work From Home Have the Toughest Job Out There

The Stir December 24th, 2014 Visit the original article online

A Sandy Hook Mom on Newtown 2 Years later: "We Don't Say It's an Anniversary"

The Stir December 12th, 2014 Visit the original article online

On Teaching My Kids to "Be Nice"

The Stir October 30th, 2014 Visit the original article online

16 Signs You're a Portland Parent

Red Tricycle October 7th, 2014 Visit the original article online

$pent

Real Simple August 1st, 2014 Visit the original article online

9 Signs You're On a Fad Diet

WebMD June 30th, 2014 Visit the original article online

The Intrepid

Real Simple March 18th, 2014 Visit the original article online

How I Loved -- and Lost -- the House of My Dreams

Real Simple January 2nd, 2014 Visit the original article online

Sole Sisters: How 9 Women Became Runners

Real Simple June 1st, 2012 Visit the original article online

A Slew of Suspects

Psychology Today November 1st, 2011 Visit the original article online

Field Guide to the Critic

Psychology Today May 1st, 2011 Visit the original article online

Their Gifts of Time

Real Simple April 1st, 2010 Visit the original article online

They're Golden

Real Simple February 1st, 2010 Visit the original article online

A Death by Suntan at Age 26

Cosmopolitan October 1st, 2009 Visit the original article online

A Man's Job

The Washington Post Magazine September 2nd, 2007 Visit the original article online

A Bed of Roses

The Washington Post Magazine February 12th, 2006 Visit the original article online

What Do You Believe?

Glamour December 1st, 2005

Gozo is slow...oh, so slow

The Los Angeles Times May 2nd, 2004 Visit the original article online

Teenage Waist-Land

Salon.com March 16th, 2004 Visit the original article online

Casualties of Victory, an occasional series

Salon.com July 22nd, 2003 Visit the original article online