This Everyday Habit May Be Exacerbating Your Anxiety

June was a young elementary school teacher who arrived at my office looking harried and stressed out. Jumpy and anxious, she explained that she loved her job but was struggling with anxiety. I looked over at the woman in front of me. In addition to her cavernous bag...

What Judgements Are You Baking Into Your Food?

“What do you eat to feel healthy?” Take a minute and think about your response to that question. If I were to ask you that in my office, what would you say? I do, in fact, ask this question of everyone who sits down in front of me, whether they’ve...

I Prescribed Myself Kindness

It was an otherwise normal weekday evening. I figured I had a case of doing-too-much-exhaustion. I was just so tired. By 7pm, I knew I had a fever. I found the thermometer…100.6°. I took a breath and decided to take an at-home Covid test. I’ve taken a few over...

We’re All Only Human: Cultivating Empathy for Yourself

My writing career started at age 8, in a small, red-velvet covered book with the word “Diary” embossed in gold cursive. The first entry is a record of my young self navigating the trenches of humanity… My friends had gone roller skating without me. I...

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