Oh hey there, I'm


I'm a New York-based journalist and brand strategist.  

Leigh Weingus

 Writer & Brand Strategist

New York, NY

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I'm so happy you landed here! 

A few things you should know...

I launched my journalism career back in 2010 when I landed a job as an editorial assistant at J-14 Magazine. Writing about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's on-again-off-again relationship was fun, but I wanted more: And so began my career as a journalist writing about health and wellness, personal finance, and entertainment. I also do product reviews! 

In my near-decade in the media industry, I've worked as an editor at The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and Mindbodygreen. Somewhere in between, I also became a certified yoga instructor and wrote a book about smoothie bowls. I'm now the health and wellness editor for Parade.com, while also writing for various sites all over the internet, including (but not limited to) Glamour, HuffPost, Byrdie, Well + Good, Verywell Health, Goldman Sachs, and many more.  

I'm also a brand strategist, meaning I help small businesses and individuals gain exposure and traction via editorial and social media strategy, email marketing, and PR. 

Want to work with me? Don't be shy, shoot me an email at lweingus@gmail.com. And while you're at it, go ahead and follow me on Instagram.


Where I'm published




If You're Drinking Bone Broth To Boost Your Collagen, Read This First

Do You Really Need To Refrigerate Nut Butter?

Remember Mocking Moon Juice? Four Years Later, Its Makers Are The Ones Laughing

Nutritionists Weigh In On Elizabeth Holmes' Ultra-Restrictive Diet 

What Is Oat Milk? This Dairy Alternative Is Having A Mega-Moment

Is Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison?' Here's What Studies Actually Say

I Bought A $160 Pair Of Pajamas And Have Never Slept Better In My Life

After A Year Of Searching, I Finally Found The Perfect Natural Deodorant 


How To Trust Your Gut When You Struggle With Anxiety

If Meditation Is Stoking Your Anxiety, Here's How To Tweak Your Practice

How Loss Doulas Help Women Process The Grief Of Miscarriage

The Truth About How Much Genetics Have To Do With Your Fertility

I Got A "Chemical Free" Mouth Facial — Here's What Happened


How This Natural Beauty Advocate Eased Her Daughter's Eczema

This Is Why I Paid For Half My Engagement Ring 

The Game-Changing Words That Helped Gabby Douglas Win A Gold Medal

The Wellness Practice That Gives Aly Raisman The Strength To Use Her Voice

Sakara's Co-Founder On Pregnancy & The Secret She Wishes She Hadn't Kept

We Need To Start Talking About This Common — And Debilitating — Pregnancy Symptom 



Local, Organic, Farm-Raised — What Do These Buzz Words Actually Mean For The Environment?

How Often Do You Really Need Pelvic Exams And Pap Smears? 

Are Impossible And Beyond Meats Bad For You? An Investigation

Working From Home Might Be Making Burnout Worse — Here's What To Do

These 9 Companies Are Changing The Conversation Around Women's Health

The Founders Of GirlTrek Want Black Women To Walk As An Act Of Protest And Radical Self-Care

Why Millennials Are Thrifting Their Gifts — And The Best Secondhand Gifts To Give
How One Single Mom Paid Off $30,000 Using The Debt Snowball Method

So 'Snowplow Parenting' Is A Thing — Here's Everything You Need To Know About It




Adjusting Your Savings Goals During The Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Tips To Manage Your Debt In A Recession



From editorial and social strategy to newsletter marketing and PR, here are some of the clients I've worked with, past and present. 

Silk + Sonder


Lydia Fenet

Be Time

Leah's Plate 

Association of Fitness Studios

The Planner Wire