Hi! I’m Carolyn. I’m a Brooklyn-based writer, book collaborator and editorial consultant.
I spent nearly six years at The Huffington Post, covering psychology, health and well-being, spirituality and personal development. My writing has also appeared in publications like Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Inc., The New Republic, Quartz, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and Yoga Journal. I’ve also discussed my writing at TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum, Yale Department of Psychology, The Alchemist's Kitchen and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on MSNBC, The TODAY Show and The History Channel.
With psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, I wrote a book called Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Penguin 2016), which has been published in 10 foreign languages. The book was praised by The New York Times, which called it a "satisfying overview of creativity research that is likely to provide nuggets of wisdom to even the most seasoned creative spirit."
I also earned research credits for my contributions to Arianna Huffington's New York Times bestselling books The Sleep Revolution and Thrive, and I recently wrote the foreword to a new edition of the classic philosophical work, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Currently, my main focus is editorial consulting, book proposal development and book collaboration — working with thought leaders across a range of disciplines to take their ideas from concept to creation.
I graduated from McGill University in Montreal with an Honours BA in philosophy and an undergrad thesis on aesthetics (the philosophy of art). When I’m not writing, you can find me doing yoga and breathwork, reading metaphysical books, solo traveling, or cooking and hanging out with my husband at our home, a converted Catholic church in Williamsburg.