My work appears in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, NASCAR Illustrated, the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, Planetware, Minnesota Magazine, and many others.

I am a contributing writer for the Ballantyne Magazine, Connect Magazines, DC Refined, and the University of North Carolina’s blog.

My commentary is showcased at Thought Catalog, Medium, and Like the Dew, Journal of Southern Culture and Politics.

I’ve developed custom content for a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations such as HSBC Financial, The UPS Stores, ADT Security, and Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council.

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CONNECT ASSOCIATION - Tampa is Just What the Doctor Ordered

  Southwest Florida’s gleaming Tampa is topping planners’ lists as a destination with the right prescription for successful medical group and association meetings. The bayside city offers a concentration of resources across…
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CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE - It's Time for a Mental Health Movement

MORE THAN A DOZEN groups and causes have designated May as a month for awareness. Mental Health Month is just one of those. This month also marks the 17th anniversary of my own battle with depression. I thought I’d escaped the family…
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ASC - ‘On Life and Meaning’ Podcast Explores What Matters Most

Mark Peres’ “On Life and Meaning” podcast goes deep in reflection and conversation revealing core values and encouraging relationships that transcend the transactional. Mark Peres is one of Charlotte’s most enthusiastic collectors. But…
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"Take time to look,” encourages the smooth grey stone paperweight at Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The quote, attributed to O’Keeffe on the $15 souvenir, is actually a snippet and only partially encapsulates the sentiment behind…
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DC REFINED - Moonshine, Mountains & Music

Don’t worry about feeling guilty while chillaxing during your long, lazy weekend escape to Franklin County, the front porch to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and the “Moonshine Capital of the World.” Urbanites quickly find the…
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CAROLINA BRIDE - Trade Winds Tryst

  Find honeymoon heaven in St. Lucia where sun, azure seas and island hospitality await your first holiday together as Mr. & Mrs. Your first journey as a married couple is a magical time for adventure, moments to share and…
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ASC - Healing African Rhythms - Kojo Bey

Look no further than to Kojo Bey to learn – and experience firsthand – the healing power of African drum and dance. Bey is cofounder of and lead drummer for the Sounds of Afrika Drum & Dance Troupe and founder of Drums 4 Life…
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ASC- Layers of Story - Jeff Jackson

  Readers of Jeff Jackson-authored works are quickly immersed into nuanced character-driven stories where his protagonist’s emotional wounds and fractured souls strengthen their resolve and ironically serve as scabbards in insulating…

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