Also a 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 is a
contributor to the iconic "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in LHJ
and served as LHJ's Executive Editor. 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", will be published by Ulysses Press in May of 2014.
A former ballerina, Sondra founded Ballet Ambassadors and served as Artistic Director from 2001 until 2013 when she closed the company. An arts-in-education outreach organization, it was funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department of Education, Suffolk County BOCES, and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. 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.