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Hello! Thank you for visiting my writing portfolio. My name is Michelle Pugle, and I'm passionate about creating credible, inclusive, and accessible content that has a meaningful impact on readers.


In collaboration with award-winning digital health publications and subject matter experts, my work decodes academic and medical jargon to bring you the latest research findings and expert insights so you can make truly informed choices about your own health and wellness.


 Features and Bylines

 In addition to Healthline, Verywell, Everyday Health, Psych Central, and, here are some other places you may have seen my writing work.


The Mighty

Sick Not Weak

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

The National Drug Helpline

Thought Catalog



One Green Planet


Education & Specialized Training

My educational background is interdisciplinary with a strong focus on research methodologies and mental health. I'm passionate about lifelong learning and continue to add specialized courses and trainings to my skill set. What you see below is a highlight reel of my pursuit to understand human behavior, health, and wellness on a deeper level.

Take a full look at my resume hereYou can also get to know me more on LinkedIn.

Formal Education


Master of Arts

University of Western Ontario

Graduate degree in Feminist Research
Joseph Armand-Bombardier Scholarship


Bachelor of Arts
Thompson Rivers University

Double Degree in English and Sociology

3x Award Recipient for Excellence in English 

Specialized Mental Health Training

  • SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training
    (Living Works)


  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
    (Mental Health Commission of Canada)


  • Stopping the Violence Counselling Training
    (Ending Violence Association of BC)


  • Specialized Knowledge for Anti-Violence Work 
    (Ending Violence Association of BC)

  • Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies
    (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)


  • Navigating Difficult Client Relationships
    (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)


  • Solutions-Focused Therapy Skills for Short-Term Counselling (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)

  • Counselling: The Essential Skills
    (Crisis & Trauma Resource 

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