I'm a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Fast Company, The Guardian, Slate, Quartz, CityLab, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, O: The Oprah Magazine, Medium, Livability, and many other publications. Check out some of my stories here.

I also wrote a book, This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, that explains the concept of place attachment and helps people fall in love with where they live. Want a short version? Try the course. My second book, Anywhereist, about how places help location-independent people succeed, comes out in 2022 from Sourcebooks.

Spoiler: I still live, happily, in my adopted hometown of Blacksburg, so I guess those Love Where You Live experiments worked. I do, however, leave from time to time to speak about place attachment in cities and small towns around the country.

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