Nicol Natale Nicol Natale is a freelance writer and editor based in Hawaii, where she writes about health and wellness. Her work has appeared in Travel+Leisure, Prevention, Woman's Day, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, and Real Simple. Nicol worked at Hearst Magazine as associate editor full-time for several years before shifting her focus to freelance writing. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Marketing and works today as a freelance writer and yoga and reiki instructor. 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.