Oh hey there, I'm


I'm a New York-based freelance writer  


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, sustainability, parenting, and entertainment. 

In my 11 years in media, I've worked as a senior 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 editor for Parade.com, while also writing for various outlets including The Washington Post, Forbes, Glamour, HuffPost, Byrdie, Well + Good, and many more.

Want to work with me? Shoot me an email at lweingus@gmail.com. And while you're at it, go ahead and follow me on Instagram.


Read my work


For Some Women, a Connection May Exist Between Poor Sleep and Hormones





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

The Best And Worst To-Go Coffee Cups For The Planet, Ranked

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

How Many Pumpkin Spice Lattes Is Too Many?

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



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


Your Guide To Vitamin D

Outdoor Workouts: Easy Ways To Boost Health

How Body Fat Impacts Fertility



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


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


What Mental Health Experts Wish People Understood About Suicidal Thoughts

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe For Women? It's Complicated—So Here's How To Set Yourself Up For Success
Here's What To Know About What You Can And Can't Do After Getting Your COVID Shot

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



Adjusting Your Savings Goals During The Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Tips To Manage Your Debt In A Recession