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Lauren Steinheimer


NorCal Freelance Journalist

About Me

Northern California based freelance writer, photographer, ultra runner, and digital nomad with work published in Outside Online, Digital Trends, Ultrarunning Magazine, Edible, and Acres USA. Professional background includes neuroscience research at Princeton University, guiding outdoor excursions, and teaching advanced English writing and grammar to foreign language learners in South America. 

Industries I Write About

Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Alternative Medicine

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Consumer Goods

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

When wilderness bites back, Mountain Medics offers on-site emergency care

Outdoor feature piece about a startup company specializing in remote wilderness telemedicine for Digital Trends


How to run stoned

Fitness service piece about cannabis and running for Outside Online


Why running is better with a dog

Guest blog post for Trail Sisters running website


Siskiyou County volunteers file referendums to repeal cultivation ban

Cannabis legalization policy article for The Ganjier


Mount Shastan's nonprofit gets water to millions in 70 countries

Newspaper feature about a nonprofit focused on access to safe drinking water



Freelance Writer

Writing about the most innovative outdoor gear for a tech-centric website.

Company: Digital Trends

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

Independent Journalist

Covering local news, events, politics, education, arts, and sports for Mount Shasta, Weed, and Dunsmuir California.

Company: Mount Shasta Area Newspapers

I worked there from 10/2014 until 11/2016

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

How to power nap like a boss

If you often find yourself glassy-eyed and yawning while an overflowing inbox demands your full attention, then you are not alone. The CDC reports that 1/3 of adults aren't getting enough sleep and suggests employers make adjustments to help their workers out. Research shows a 15 minute nap right in your office can boost your cognitive power. The keys are to time it right, keep it short, and get comfortable with your new, healthier alternative to a mid-afternoon caffeine binge.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: office productivity,naps,cognitive neuroscience