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

Mandala Magazine

Wellbeing in Action: The Waters Senior Living

Health & Wellbeing

Taking Charge of Your 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.

Mandala Magazine

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.”

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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...

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

Holistic Therapies for Children

If you have children, the odds that they are going to use holistic therapies depend heavily on one factor: you.

Mandala Magazine

A Healing Journey: Michael Bischoff's Story

For Michael, the journey toward wellbeing is an ongoing process that’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and relational.

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Physical Pain | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness is not like traditional painkillers, which are intended to dull or eliminate pain.

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

On Healing

The first three months after his wife Vivian died reminded Albert of years earlier, when he was recovering from coronary bypass surgery.

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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...

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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...

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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,...

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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...

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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?

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

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

2014-2015 SAIC Graduate Programs Viewbook

Welcome Letter

Introductory letter from the dean to prospective students

2014-2015 SAIC Graduate Programs Viewbook

Chicago

Introduction to the city of Chicago for prospective students

2014-2015 SAIC Graduate Programs Viewbook

The Activist Collective

Article about an activist collective on campus

2014-2015 SAIC Graduate Programs Viewbook

The Cannes Winner

Article about a student filmmaker