I’ve Left Medium.

Find me here instead.

Dana Leigh Lyons
2 min readNov 22, 2022


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Hey you,

Dana here. I’m leaving a note to say I’ve paused writing on Medium for now and likely forever.

Medium can be a great place! Also, for various reasons, it was no longer a fit. I write about that some (and sobriety from mindless web time, social media, and overwork) over on Substack. Speaking of which…

Yes, that’s where you’ll find me. I put out a newsletter once a week, which you can read in your inbox or on Substack itself (a platform which is free to join and which has an abundance of very good writing).

Here’s my referral link for writers if you want (I don’t get any money from that, but it helps me “build my network” or some such thing).

Just to say, I’d love for you to read and connect with me there. But if not, I get it. There’s only so much time, space, and energy. I’m a devoted practitioner of mindful, minimalist consumption online and off.

If you’re curious or think you might like to sign up, head here for the homepage, here for my “about,” and here to subscribe.

You’ll notice a free option as well as a paid one. There’s also a 7-day free trial in case you’re on the fence and want to check things out.

Again, membership to Substack is totally free. Some writers set up their newsletters as paid; others keep them free; others (like me) have paid and unpaid options.

If you’ve been reading my stories on Medium for a while, you’ll see some overlap in my Substack Archives. That’s over now. Now, I write there, not here.

I also don’t visit Medium, unless to grab something, and do not check any Medium notifications, comments, etc. In short, I was unable to moderate in this space. In short, it was getting in the way of writing rather than supporting it.

I miss my Medium friends though and would love to reconnect! Again, you can find me here.

Either way, please know that I’m rooting for you in your own reading and writing and life journey. Wishing you all that you most need.

In integrity & alchemy,

Thank you for reading. I’m a doctor of Chinese Medicine and write about sobriety and soulful living. Find all my links here:



Dana Leigh Lyons

Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Writer, Medium Top Writer in Poetry, Health, Travel, LGBTQ. hello@danaleighlyons.com https://danaleighlyons.substack.com/