Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering

Lifestyle Writer


Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety


Ripon College, The University of Wisconsin-Madison



Tending to mental health should be a top priority in one's daily life. In addition to traditional medicine and therapy, I believe that good mental health can be discovered through alternative methods, from spending time in nature to deep breathing to creating a home that feels good for one's mind and soul.

— Shelby Deering


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer specializing in wellness and mental health. For the past 15 years, which includes seven as an editor at a national print magazine, she has written long-form features and personal essays that center around both physical and mental health. She often draws from her personal experiences with anxiety, seasonal depression, and panic disorder as she writes her pieces.

Shelby is a big believer in self-care, often spending time running, hiking, walking with her dog, decorating her home in flea market finds, and practicing alternative forms of wellness such as meditation, aromatherapy, and breathing exercises.



Shelby received her bachelor's degree in English from Ripon College and her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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