Also an award-winning journalist and author, she writes about a broad range of topics including health and fitness, narrative non-fiction "as told to" stories, women’s issues, fashion, beauty, celebrities, psychology and mental well-being, money and work, parenting and grandparenting, relationships, and dance. Sondra is a winner of the prestigious National
Magazine Award, given jointly by the Columbia University Graduate School of
Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors, for a narrative
non-fiction piece in Good Housekeeping
entitled "The Families Left Behind". Her by-line has appeared in many
major magazines, among them Town &
Country, Redbook, Gourmet, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Dance Magazine, and Ladies' Home Journal. She was a
contributor to the iconic "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in LHJ
and served as LHJ's Executive Editor. Her articles for LHJ are now onlne a Divine Caroline. Her other staff posts were Features
Editor at Cosmopolitan under the
legendary Helen Gurley Brown, and Articles Editor at Bride's. Sondra is the
author or co-author of twelve books published by such respected houses as
Ulysses Press, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, and Grand Central. Her most recent title, "Candida Cleanse: The 21-Day Diet to Beat Yeast and Feel Your Best", was published by Ulysses Press in May of 2014.
A former ballerina, Sondra founded Ballet Ambassadors and served as Artistic Director from 2001 until 2014. The company, an arts-in-education outreach organization, received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department of Education, Suffolk County BOCES, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Con Edison Strategic Partnerships, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation as well as generous individual donors. Sondra was named a 2012 Purpose Prize Fellow by Encore.org for giving underserved young people the change to share the stage with professional dancers in the classics and original ballets.
Sondra holds a masters degree from Harvard.