Jennifer Mattson

Jennifer Mattson is a writer, speaker, and journalist. She leads writing workshops throughout the country and reports on mindfulness, yoga, wellness, healthy living, books, arts, and culture. A former network news producer for CNN, CNN International, and National Public Radio, her writing has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, Psychology Today, Salon, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Global Post, Travel + Leisure, Yoga International, Thrillist and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she is a contributing writer for the Thrive blog. She teaches at NYU, Grub Street and the Brooklyn Brainery. Jennifer first came to Kripalu in 2002 as a volunteer and has since assisted dozens of programs.

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  • Eating Your Way to Good Health

    It wasn’t until I became interested in yoga that I realized that good nutrition and healthy eating habits are necessary in order to achieve a balanced...

  • Getting the Love You Want

    After 44 years of marriage, my parents, now in their 70s, recently got divorced. I’d assumed that at this stage they’d be...

  • The Joy of Cooking

    “I always think of cooking as empowering, and compare it to having a practice like yoga,” says Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith.

  • Detox and Eliminating Your Toxic Load

    Seeing detox as a playful way to experiment with eating, instead of a weeklong sacrifice, has given me helpful information for incorporating long-term change...

  • Not All Detoxes Are Created Equal

    A safe way to detox is an elimination diet, in which you eliminate sugar, eggs, grains, dairy, meat, and caffeine for five days, and observe what happens.

  • Gluten and Your Gut

    More and more doctors are looking at food sensitivities, not just full-blown allergies (think peanuts or shellfish), as a way to understand chronic digestive...

  • Get Unstuck and Start Writing Again

    Feeling stuck? Love to write but aren’t sure how to get back to it? As the year draws to a close, ask yourself whether writing is one of your goals for 2016.