Our Contributors

Alexander Beiga
Alexander Beiga

Alex is a copywriter from Huntsville Alabama with ADHD. Writing is his passion, and his purpose is to lead the world through originality. He likes writing articles for the NewLifeOutlook community because he gets to educate himself, as well as others, about the nature of ADHD so that they can live happier and healthier lives. What he loves the most…

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Annie Bardonski
Annie Bardonski

In 2010 I started my YouTube channel and video making has been a passion ever since. My goal has always been to help people. As someone who has dealt with ADHD and anxiety (which I wasn't officially diagnosed with until my 20s), I've gone thought some difficult times, in which I've learned that the best way to feel happy is…

Becky Wicks
Becky Wicks

Becky is an English literature and creative writing university student and passionate mental health advocate from South East England, who grew up with a stepbrother with ADHD.

Brenda Vanta
Brenda Vanta

Brindusa (Brenda) Vanta is an alternative health care doctor, author and medical writer. She has written for the Livestrong, South Asian Health Chronicle, Oakville Massage Community and Information Network, and she focuses on nutrition and homeopathy. She received her MD degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

Charlie Kaplan
Charlie Kaplan

Charlie is a writer and graduate student pursuing a Masters in English and Creative Writing. She also shares her experiences and knowledge through her blogs, Decoding Bipolar and Accepting ADHD. She was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, ADHD, and generalized anxiety disorder in 2015 at the age of 31. She lives on the southeast coast with her husband and dog.

Christine Lee
Christine Lee

Christine does daily battle with her adult ADHD. She has big dreams of becoming a Faces of ADHD model if an ADHD monthly calendar ever comes out, and of becoming a writer.

Dr. Donna
Dr. Donna

With over 25 years of experience in treating patients from an alternative health perspective, Dr. Donna Schwontkowski offers insight into how to use natural methods of healing to significantly improve your health. Her background includes being a retired chiropractor, a dietitian in charge of nursing home residents’ nutritional needs, a clinical nutritionist, and a Master Herbalist.

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter…

Jeff Emmerson
Jeff Emmerson

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Jeff began speaking publicly to raise awareness of mental health awareness and ADHD in 2013, following a suicide attempt and resulting ADHD diagnosis. (Two years earlier, his brother Ryan killed himself). In 2013, after committing himself to the locked psych ward of his local hospital for 2 weeks due to again researching ways to…

Josh Duvauchelle
Josh Duvauchelle

Josh Duvauchelle is a wellness coach in Vancouver, BC. He focuses on research-based approaches to natural wellness, and how a combination of exercise, diet and lifestyle changes can shift your health to a place of ever-increasing health, wholeness and healing. He hopes that his regular columns for NewLifeOutlook can help readers change their perspective on their health journey and find…

Kristi Lazzari
Kristi Lazzari

Kristi Lazzari is a writer, blogger, mom and chaotic ADHDer who lives in rural Alabama. Kristi is passionate about mental health awareness, with particular interest in ADHD, anxiety, depression and self-harm. As a single mom to a teenage daughter who is also ADHD, there is plenty of madness and mayhem in the day. Kristi works in a restaurant and as…

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed. She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other pages. She…

Lana Barhum
Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice…

Melissa C. Waters
Melissa C. Waters

Melissa C. Water spent her childhood dreaming of seeing her name in print. She would one day find more meaning behind insight and use of language than what is encompassed in the basic concept of being published. Her experiences with mental health, as well as Tourette Syndrome, were used to reach out to those who could relate and those willing…