Marisa Donnelly Marisa Donnelly is a writer/editor, teacher, coach, and digital strategist based in San Diego, California. She is the CEO of Be A Light Collective, a content creation business, creative marketplace, and online community. Marisa specializes in crafting compelling, conversational, and SEO-forward copy, and has over 12+ years of professional writing/editing experience for clients, businesses, and brands worldwide. Her work has appeared in The Spruce, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, BossBabe, Authority Magazine, Medium, and many other publications. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.