Donna Wilkinson


Donna Wilkinson has written on health, business and the arts for many publications, including The New York Times, InStyle, Self, Travel & Leisure, Art & Antiques, Traditional Home, Parents Magazine, Fitness, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, and Reader’s Digest Books. Her work has received national recognition; she won the Silver Award from the National Health Information Awards as well as a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America.
In her book The Only 127 Things You Need: A Guide to Life's Essentials (Tarcher/​Penguin; 2008), the author interviewed 60 leading authorities in a variety of fields such as nutrition, health and wellness, sleep, clothing, household essentials, home safety, exercise, mental health, spirituality, and more. Experts include Dr. Andrew Weil, Martha Beck, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Glenda Bailey, Nicole Miller, Ina Garten, Sara Moulton, Dr. Gail Saltz, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Thomas Moore, Dr. Larry Dossey, and Elizabeth Gilbert, to name a few. The book received coverage in O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Woman’s Day, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, among others.
The author has also worked as an editor for several major newspapers, magazines and book publishers.

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The Only 127 Things You Need: A Guide to Life's Essentials
“This is a perky little book with a mighty goal: to instruct readers on the essential elements of a good life. Divided into three digestible sections—Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Spirit—it’s chock full of useful if familiar tips."
Publishers Weekly

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