The world can be a noisy and overwhelming place at times, but nourishing your body and mind through self care, exercise, reflection, and meaningful everyday experiences and interactions can help foster a greater sense of self and purpose.
Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She covers a spectrum of topics — including mental and physical health and wellness — for numerous outlets, including NBC, Real Simple, Reader's Digest, Total Beauty, Business Insider, and others.
Wendy received her journalism bachelor's degree from Franklin College of Indiana's Pulliam School of Journalism, graduating magna cum laude. She also obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy and earned membership into the International Honor Society for Philosophers (Phi Sigma Tau).
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