Amanda Enayati

Amanda Enayati is an author, columnist and communications strategist, whose essays about stress and happiness, health and technology, and creativity, design and innovation have appeared widely, including in SUCCESS, CNN, PBS, NPR, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Salon and elsewhere. Her most recent book, Seeking Serenity: The 10 New Rules for Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety, was released by New American Library/Penguin Random House in 2015.

Amanda consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including hospitals and medical centers, corporations, including B corps, foundations, international development agencies and universities. She began her career as an international corporate attorney and consultant for several large law firms, the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Amanda’s writing has been used in several university textbooks on communication and writing, and her essays have been incorporated into curricula at Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas, Dallas, and elsewhere.

She has been featured as a speaker at SXSW, Stanford Medicine X, The Literacy Project, Aspen Writers, among others.

Born in Tehran, Amanda fled the Iranian revolution as a child refugee and lived in several countries in Europe before settling in the United States in the mid-1980s. 

Articles by Amanda Enayati

Why You Need ‘Just Be’ for 10 Minutes a Day

Knowing how to pause can be the key to managing your stressful day.

April 3, 2016

Adult Coloring Books: Why Everybody’s Doing It (and Why You Should, Too)

Research shows coloring helps induce focus, creative flow and a feeling of calm.

February 25, 2016
Reinvent Yourself

4 Tips to Reinvent Yourself, Lewis Howes Style

How to go from a nobody to a wildly successful somebody

November 24, 2015
Stress-Free Living

Dissecting Stress: ‘The Greatest Myth Is That Stress-Free Living Exists at All’

This past year a friend pointed out that my last name rhymes with anxiety.

November 9, 2015

Worried About Money? Here's How to Stress Less

Money concerns are among the leading causes of anxiety, but solving them is within your power.

September 7, 2015