Lydia Whitney is a full-time freelance writer and former English teacher who has a personal passion for health and fitness. A lifelong learner, her goal is to educate herself and others on the many ways to live life to the fullest while being their happiest, healthiest selves. She works diligently to get in her steps every day, hiking in the woods outside her mountain home with her dogs, and enjoys gardening and practicing yoga with the help of her cats. Lydia has worked as a copywriter for a wide range of companies, from Micros eCommerce and Oracle Hospitality to SpeechPro and the Plugin Group. Before that, she taught grades 6-12 in Prince Georges, Montgomery and Frederick Counties in Maryland. She has also published curriculum for a number of educational companies covering Emotional, Cognitive and Logistical Readiness Skills; College Preparation; Career Planning; Technology Preparation; Tattooing and Body Piercing. You can follow her at on Twitter @WhitneyLyd.