A bit about me...

Texas raised, but I have lived all over the world: Spain, France, Jordan, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. I've split my time between New York City and San Francisco over the past two years. These different homes, as well as my travels, have influenced my passion to write. 


I am a novelist at heart, and a social scientist by trade. My research focuses on an array of global issues, most notably the refugee crisis and mental health resources in communities around the world. This led me to pursue Columbia University's MA in Global Thought, where I conducted research on how mindfulness meditation can positively impact vulnerable populations, especially refugees, while rehabilitating. At the end of the day, I believe in our responsibility to help those around us.


I also attended classes at Columbia's Journalism School and MFA in Creative Writing program. 


I currently write and lead the wellness vertical for Dame Products' blog, The Horizontal. In addition, I write travel articles for Business Insider and am a regular contributor for Blood + Milk, an online women's health magazine, where my work focuses on mental health and meditation. I also contribute regular content to Thrive Global. 


I am currently the in-house meditation specialist at Elevate Labs, where I write the meditations housed in the Balance meditation app launched in September 2019. In addition to writing the meditation content for the app, I advise on aspects of the product to help build a positive mental health resource for users around the world.  


A mix of things, but here are a few for the sake of this website: 


  • Freelance Writing (expertise in pieces on travel, mental health, meditation, wellness, women's health, and food)

  • Blog Content Generation 

  • Content Strategy

  • Creative Consulting 

  • Writing/Editing

  • Meditation recordings and teachings: click on this star for more


© 2019 by Sara Shah