My name is Margarita Tartakovsky. I’m an Associate Editor at PsychCentral.com, an award–winning mental health website that’s been around since 1995!

There, I pen pieces on everything from anxiety and ADHD to creativity and couples.

I also write a blog called Weightless, which focuses on loving our bodies and ourselves, at any weight, shape or size.

I’m currently writing a book on rediscovering our creativity, which will be published in Fall of 2015 by Viva Editions!

Fairytale Beginnings

I live in Florida with my fiance, Brian. It’s certainly a long way from Moscow, the city I emigrated from when I was six years old.

After living in America for several months and finally learning the language, I fell in love with writing. Full-on, head-over-heels, can’t-stop-thinking-about-you love.

The moment that solidified my adoration?

Composing my first-ever story in grade school, which featured Princess Margarita as the leading lady. (Thanks to my parents, I still have it!) And so I was — happily and hopelessly — hooked.

Educational Background

I received my B.S. in psychology from Florida State University and my M.S. from Texas A&M’s clinical psychology program. At both schools I studied body image and disordered eating. However, I’m not a therapist — and I don’t even play one on T.V. :)