Jamie Gold

Jamie Gold is a Wellness Design Consultant, Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach and the author of three books on design and remodeling. The latest, published in 2020 by Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, is Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness, the first comprehensive consumer guide to the links between your home and your health. The National Association of Real Estate Editors awarded the book its prestigious Bruss Award (2021) for new book excellence. 

Jamie is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Kitchen & Bath Design News and Multi-Housing News, consults for builders and manufacturers on wellness design, and is a popular speaker at major events like the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Builders’ Show.

She is available for features, blog posts, reported and personal essays and select corporate assignments related to the links between home, safety and health and affordable housing.

info Subjects


Nature & Environment
Health & Medicine
Fitness & Nutrition
Government & Politics


I write about the intersection between home, safety and health, embracing community development, technology, architecture and design, construction, building codes, aging, fitness and nutrition. If it impacts safe, healthy living, it’s in my wheelhouse!

notepad Skills

  • Content marketing
  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • Advertorials
  • Blog posts
  • Communications strategy
  • Curriculum
  • Op-Ed
  • Podcasts
  • Copywriting
  • Social media

notepad Writing Credits

Forbes.com, Design Milk, Next Avenue, Open Mind, House Beautiful, Vila.com, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Forward, Huff Post

notepad Book Credits

Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, 2020)

New Bathroom Idea Book (Taunton Press, 2017)

New Kitchen Ideas That Work (Taunton Press, 2012)

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

Bruss Book Award (Silver, 2021), National Association of Real Estate Editors

Wellness Influencer of the Year, DesignHounds (2020)

Inaugural Innovators List, Kitchen & Bathroom Design News (2017)

Best of Houzz (2012, 2013, 2014)


Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness

Nonfiction book about homebuilding, design and remodeling with a focus on wellness improvements.


Opinion: Black WWII veterans and their families will not benefit from California’s reparations plan

Daily regional newspaper op ed about reparations for Black WWII veterans and their families denied GI benefits.


The Cooktop Controversy

Digital magazine funded by Science Literacy Foundation covers induction technology as a safer, healthier alternative to gas ranges and cooktops.


What My Grandmother Taught Me About Designing for Aging in Place

Shelter magazine personal essay about aging in place.


How to Design Your Home to Help you Move More, Eat Better, and Sleep Soundly

National wellness site about designing your home for health and well-being.


Wellness Benefits of Zoning Your Kitchen

Design site article on kitchen zoning for wellness.


Minimalism Offers Surprising Wellness Benefits

Online business magazine article about the wellness benefits of minimalism.


5 Tips for Wellness Design in Your Kitchen

Sponsored blog post for global appliance manufacturers on the wellness benefits of their product offerings. 


The Wellness Benefits of Home Organization

Sponsored blog post for national production cabinetry manufacturer tying their product lines to wellness design. 


OPINION: The Gun Safety Conversation We Should All Be Having

National online publication article for older adults about gun safety.


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