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a bit about me:

Dr. Irene S. Levine is an award-winning freelance journalist and blogger whose writing interests straddle two discrete but related domains:



Friendship Doctor


As "The Friendship Doctor," Irene is a well-respected advice/relationship columnist and contributor to publications like Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Fitness Republic. Editors and journalists consider her the “go-to” friendship expert; her advice has appeared in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and online publications. In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, national correspondent Rita Braver called Irene the "Dear Abby of Friendship."


Irene's engaging and authoritative blog, The Friendship Blog (an outgrowth of her seminal book on friendship, Best Friends Forever) received more than 4 million views in 2015 alone, with some 27,000 reader comments from almost every country across the globe. 



Food and Travel Writer


Irene’s award-winning travel writing is a mix of practical advice, information and inspiration targeted to the over-50 luxury traveler. She is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, PBS Next Avenue, Huffington Post and other national publications. She is active across a number of social media platforms and serves as a brand ambassador for major travel firms.


A member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers and recipient of many travel writing awards, she was recently named a 2015 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Competition winner, dubbed the “Oscars” of travel writing. Much of her travel writing is featured on her travel blog, More Time To Travel.



To learn more about Irene's work, click the colored buttons above linking to her respective blogs. Each one includes additional biographical information and clips. 



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