Brittany Leitner Brittany is a freelance health journalist. She has interviewed dozens of doctors, psychiatrists, and medical experts and worked as the senior lifestyle editor of Elite Daily and the managing editor of The Dr. Oz Show. Highlights 2019 Digital Health Award recipient Author of the poetry book "23 Emotions" Has been published in Bustle, Shape, Real Simple, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, Stylecaster, Verywell Health, Southern Living, more About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.