Iris Ruth Pastor

Author and Speaker

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  • University of South Florida: Bachelor’s Degree, Mass Communications and Sociology


  • IrisRuthPastor.Com: Author and Speaker
  • Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation: Young Adult Director
  • Rodeph Sholom School: Program Director
  • American Israelite Newspaper: Managing Editor
  • Aflac: Sales Associate/Special Projects Coordinator
  • Community Press Newspapers: Newspaper Columnist
  • WMKV-FM 89.3 and WKRC-AM 550: Radio Talk Show Host/Producer
  • Cincinnati Kids: Co Editor


  • Lion of Judah: Volunteer
  • Hadassah: Lifetime Member


Iris Ruth Pastor has published more than 700 columns in various outlets, including The Huffington Post, where she was named a "Must Read Blogger." Her new memoir, The Secret Life of a Weight-Obsessed Woman, emphasizes that change and renewal are possible at any age and any stage.

Speaking throughout the country on a broad range of topics centered on "Preserving Your Bloom," Pastor offers insights on self-care as the key to happiness. For more information, visit her website