Paula Derrow Modern Love

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Stories I've written

 

Personal essays


Paw Culture: Return of the Prodigal Cat March 2, 2017

Refinery29:
Childless, But Not Quite By Choice November 28, 2016 (PDF)

Tablet: Finding Happiness, Beyond the Evil Eye November 28, 2016 (PDF)

Paw Culture: The Late-Blooming Cat Lover October 6, 2016



Cosmopolitan He's Losing Weight. I Can't Stand It. February 2016


Purple Clover I Think I Love You September 2015


Yoga Journal $5 Yoga PDF August 2014

More Magazine Pit-y Party PDF June 2014

Natural Health Magazine Natural Reaction PDF May/June 2014

Fitness Magazine
Don't Go There: How My Weight Became the One Taboo Topic in My Marriage (PDF) March 2014

Deliberate Life  My Year of Non-Compulsive Shopping  March 2014

Good Housekeeping Magazine Blessings column, Romancing the Stove PDF January 2014

The New York Times Modern Love column, Learning to Lean In October 17, 2013

Medium: Kindling Conversation August 2013

The New York Times Modern Love  What a Scale Can't Measure December 4, 2012

Self Magazine: Dancing Queen October 2009

Self Magazine: How I Learned to Cook  June 2010

Dailyworth.com: Can a Nervous Nellie Be a Freelancer? January 2013

Dailyworth.com: Flying Solo: The Financial Side of Freelancing January 2013
 

Profiles

The History Channel: The Obama Years: A 9-Part Oral History January 2017


Live Happy Magazine: Spreading the Music--and the Joy (Profile of Boston Philharmonic Conductor/Founder Ben Zander) July 2016


Refinery29: A Survivor of Female Genital Mutilation Wants to End it for Good December 2015

Cosmopolitan: Make Your Cause Your Career December 2015



Woman's Day Magazine: Every Day Is Father's Day June 2015



Woman's Day Magazine: Mom Power May 2015


Woman's Day Magazine: Heroes Fighting Hunger January 2015


More Magazine: Fear Couldn't Stop Her September 2014


Woman's Day: Back From The Brink September 2014


Good Housekeeping: Keeping the Faith After a Tragedy PDF August 2014


Woman's Day Magazine: Friends and Family May 2014


Good Housekeeping Magazine: How I Finally Stopped Worrying November 2013


Self Magazine: Daring to Date Again October 2008


Health and Wellness

Woman's Day: A Son With Schizophrenia February 1, 2017


Prevention Magazine: Diabetes in the Family November 2016


Prevention Magazine: A Good Night's Sleep, Naturally August  2016


BerkeleyWellness.com: Four Controversial Mental Health Diagnoses September 2015


BerkeleyWellness.com: Are Antidepressants Overprescribed? August 2015


Redbook: Protect Yourself from Burnout September 2015


BerkeleyWellness.com: The Slippery Facts About Lubricants July 28, 2015


BerkeleyWellness.com: How to Choose a Personal Lubricant July 28, 2015


Natural Health: Pot or Not? Nov/Dec 2014


Cosmopolitan: Never Let Them See You Freak Out PDF August 2014


Good Housekeeping: 7 Years Younger Makeover January 2014


Self Magazine: The Pleasure Diet or How to Lose Weight Without Deprivation February 2011



Work & Money


Cosmopolitan Magazine: Learn to Love Your Office Nemesis July 2014 (online version)


Woman's Day Magazine: Turn Your Clutter Into Cash February 2014


Woman's Day Magazine: Beat Financial Stress October 2013



Love, Relationships & Sex


Cosmopolitan Magazine: The Surprising Keys to Compatibility February 2017


Cosmopolitan Magazine: When Love Turns Obsessive February 2014



Features/Psychology

Women's Health Magazine: What Would You Do? Jan/Feb 2017

Live Happy Magazine: The Friendship Prescription November/December 2016

Good Housekeeping Magazine: You Gotta Have Friends April 2014


Self Magazine: Becoming Your Own Best Hope March 2010


Self Magazine: The New Happy July 2009


Self Magazine: A New Prescription for Happiness September 2003


Lifestyle


Good Housekeeping Magazine: How to Prep for Unexpected Guests November 2013


Good Housekeeping Magazine: How to Host a Better-Than-Oprah's Book Club March 2013