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Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is an award-winning writer, teacher, and coach, and the founder of Heart. Soul. Pen.® women’s writing workshops, blending wellness, writing, and radical self-expression for women, and Hot Writing™ where midlife and menopause inspire the desire to say what you mean without apologizing. As a writer, Robin’s (very personal) personal essay on a humorous moment of midlife parenting, When Our Daughter Walked In On us, became on of The New York Times Most Read Stories of 2019. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, the Jewish Telegraphic AgencyBBC radioand more. She is the author of the novel, Restless in L.A. (2017, InkSpell), and the upcoming, Heart. Soul. Pen.: Find Your Voice on the Page and in Your Life (2024, Morehouse Publishing).  A cum laude graduate of UCLA, Robin holds master’s degrees in public health from Columbia University and in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her writing journey began when she and her child with ADHD were kicked out of Mommy & Me, prompting her to cast off mom judgment, reclaim her voice as a writer, and encourage other women to do the same. Robin lives 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.


Robin Finn MPH, MA, is an award-winning writer, teacher, and author of the new book, ‘Heart. Soul. Pen.: Find Your Voice on the Page and in Your Life’ (Morehouse Publishing, April 30, 2024). Her work has appeared in national and international press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches at UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and holds master’s degrees in public health from Columbia University and in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Robin lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Robin Finn asks, “What Just Happened?” 

Robin asked Los Angeles mothers, What just happened? Over the past two years of lockdown, homeschooling, illness, isolation, and work instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women bore the brunt of caring for others, including children, grandchildren, parents, friends, and co-workers. Finn believes these historical narratives need to be explored, captured, and shared so she created a writing workshop “What Just Happened? Mothering Through the Pandemic and Beyond,” and a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs made it a reality.


Women Yearn for Community

Robin believes women are lonely and yearn for community. You don’t have to be a ‘writer’ to write to connect to yourself. She says, “If you feel like you have lost your voice or have been overwhelmed or are wondering what’s next, you can discover your voice on the page.”


Inspiring Stories

“Eat. Pray. Write. Drive Carpool.” was my life for many years. As a writer, mother of three, and inner peace enthusiast, I did my best to raise three kids – including one with severe ADHD – while maintaining my sanity and carving out some small space for my writing. It wasn’t easy but I did it. I began teaching other women writers on how to be a “ruthless prioritizer.” There is no other way for women to get their writing done.


How a harried L.A. mom got her first book published — at age 47

This harried mom knew she’d never “find the time” to write a book. She had to fight for it. Balancing family and work wasn’t easy. She had to stop making writing optional and view it as a job and herself as a professional. She became a ruthless prioritizer: No. 1 family, No. 2 writing. 

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