About Robin Finn

About Robin Finn

Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is passionate about sharing women’s stories. She is an award-winning writer, teacher, and coach, and the founder and creator of Heart. Soul. Pen.,® a Los Angeles-based course blending writing and radical self-expression for women, and Hot Writing™ where midlife and menopause inspire the desire to say what you mean without apologizing. Robin helps women dig into their truth, find their voice on the page, radically express themselves, and transform their creative spark into a fiery conflagration. She harnesses her years in public health, education & training, and spiritual psychology in everything she does.

As a writer, Robin’s (very personal) personal essay on a humorous moment of midlife parenting, When Our Daughter Walked In On us, was featured in The New York Times, headlined the NYT online parenting magazine, and become one of The New York Times Most Read Stories of 2019. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Mamalode, Brain Child, The Huffington Post, ADDitude Magazine, and many more. Her humorous BuzzFeed listicle had over 96,000 shares and was a top-100 stories of the week and continues to spontaneously trend on Twitter. Other essays of hers have been internationally syndicated, shared in Mamamia, Australia’s largest independent women’s media site, featured on the BBC podcast “Sacred Objects,” and anthologized. She is on the faculty of UCLA Extension Writer’s Program where she launched and teaches the Women’s Writing Workshop and at the Scarsdale Adult School.

After graduating cum laude from UCLA, Robin earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University with a specialization in women’s health. She returned to school in 2010 to earn a second master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the acclaimed University of Santa Monica.

Robin believes that finding your voice on the page transforms your life, that writers thrive in community, and that creativity is stoked through authentic sharing and supportive feedback. She feels our most meaningful work arises from our hearts and souls, not our heads. Her motto is “Don’t think. Just write.” In everything she does, Robin strives to nurture and uplift a writer’s original voice and artistic confidence.

Robin lives with her family in Los Angeles where she writes about midlife, spirituality, the creative process, and finding inner peace (sort of). She is a longtime advocate for children with ADHD and learning differences.


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