Life Coach. Writer.

Caren Osten Gerszberg is a writer and certified positive psychology life coach.

For over 20 years, she has written essays and feature articles–covering topics that include health, education, parenting, and travel–for national publications and blogs. A contributor to The New York Times, Caren wrote a bi-weekly column, Mom U, for the education blog, “The Choice,” about her daughter’s college admissions process.

Caren’s work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Time Out NY, Child, Parents, Cookie, International Herald Tribune and others. Caren writes a column titled “The Right Balance” for PsychologyToday.comand has contributed pieces to The Huffington Post

She is the co-founder and editor of the Drinking Diaries, a blog about women and drinking, and published an anthology of essays, Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up (Seal Press, 2012), in which 28 women wrote about their relationship with alcohol–the good, bad and in between. Click here to order a copy of the book, or here for an audio book. Read about all things travel and transition related on Caren’s new blog, Embark.

For more information on Caren’s life and wellness coaching, please email her directly at


Are you Really Listening?,

– No Texts Please, We’re Meditating, The New York  Times

The Memories We Keep, Facing History 

Traveling to Find Your Roots, The New York Times

Putting Meditation Back on the Mat, The New York Times

– An interview about happiness, Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project

– My ABC News interview about sending kids off to college (with an appearance by my daughter, Nicole)

– My interview on ABC News Now about women and drinking