Andrea Uptmor

Writer and editor

Content producer with years of experience writing and editing educational and marketing materials, including feature articles, newsletters, blogs, textbook chapters, digital and print communications, social media blasts, and more.

These are sample clips from a much larger portfolio.

Portfolio

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness as a Love Affair with Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Kabat-Zinn, one of the best-known mindfulness meditation teachers in the United States, spends much of his time these days explaining the ways that mindfulness is misunderstood.
Healing the Healers
“I love my work as a nurse,” she told Todd. “But I thought I was going to have to leave. I couldn’t nd happiness or joy or resilience to show up day after day. Until now.”
Social Learning of Fear: Reducing Your Fear of the News
Simply witnessing or hearing about a frightening event—which can happen daily for those who read the news or engage in social media—can trigger debilitating anxiety and decrease...
Holistic Therapies for Children
If you have children, the odds that they are going to use holistic therapies depend heavily on one factor: you.
A Healing Journey: Michael Bischoff's Story
For Michael, the journey toward wellbeing is an ongoing process that’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and relational.
Mindfulness for Physical Pain | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing
Mindfulness is not like traditional painkillers, which are intended to dull or eliminate pain.
On Healing
The first three months after his wife Vivian died reminded Albert of years earlier, when he was recovering from coronary bypass surgery.
Daring to be Vulnerable with Brené Brown
In her new book, Brené Brown describes vulnerability as "uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure." It's that unstable feeling we get when we step out of our comfort zone or do...
What Do Experts Recommend for Healthy Sleep?
Sleep patterns change throughout life, with babies, children, and adolescents needing more sleep than adults. The CDC has a handy chart that outlines how much sleep we need...
Using Resilience to Build a Flourishing Life
The impact of stress on the body is well-documented, from its effect on blood pressure and mood to digestive disorders and immune functioning. Chronic stress, left unchecked,...
Be Good to Yourself
A crucial ingredient in emotional health is self-compassion, which we think of as a basic practice of treating yourself with acceptance, kindness, and gentleness--much as you...
Mindful Holiday Giving
The holiday season is approaching, which for many also means gift-giving season. Take a moment to reflect: how does shopping for gifts affect you?
Doing Good: Improving Your Community with Social Entrepreneurship
When John Foster's 21-year-old son came home one night severely beaten by a group of would-be carjackers, the protective father exploded with anger.

Education

Welcome Letter
Introductory letter from the dean to prospective students
Chicago
Introduction to the city of Chicago for prospective students
The Activist Collective
Article about an activist collective on campus
The Cannes Winner
Article about a student filmmaker
Ceramics
Description of Ceramics program

Guest Blogging

Sabrina Chapadjiev Takes on Female Creativity
Two weeks ago, in a dimly lit backroom of Boneshaker Books, Sabrina Chap began to sneeze. "I'm severely allergic to cats," she explained as she set up the projector for her talk...
All Writers Considered: An ethical argument for buying new books
If you want your beloved writers to pay their rent so that they can write more stuff for you to gorge on before you fall asleep at night, then you gotta buy your books new.

Humor

A Classmate Has Some Notes About the Psychedelic-Mushroom Scene in Your Short Story
I know I don't speak up much in our creative writing class, or show up at all, and when I do I shove my desk back so I can lean my head on the wall and listen to my iPod, but I...

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