SUZANN (“Suzie”) PILEGGI PAWELSKI has a bachelor of arts in communications and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “The Happy Couple,” was selected for inclusion in three special issues of the magazine and became the catalyst for the Amazon best-selling book Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts, that she wrote with her husband James.
Together, Suzie and James give Romance and Research™ workshops around the world. Happy Together has been featured in numerous top-tier media including Time, Inc., Success, New York Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Business Insider, NPR, The London Times, The Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, AARP, PsychCentral, ThriveGlobal, and many additional outlets.
Suzie pens a popular blog for Psychology Today and writes the “Science of Well-being” column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. As a columnist for the Newsletter of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), she profiled many of the field’s leading scientists and featured their groundbreaking research.
Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, worked in publicity at Radio City Music Hall, and was an associate producer for HBO Downtown Productions and The Joan Rivers Show. Suzie is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and uses her certification in health coaching to help people make better food and lifestyle choices.