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...

A Last Goodbye: Grieving Those Who’ve Shaped Us

This one is personal. Someone I loved died. I knew he was sick; I knew it was “bad.” When I got the news that he was gone, all the air whooshed out of the room and I cried out loud, startling my children who rushed to me, wondering what was wrong. It’s hard to explain...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The Anxious Child Podcast

I was recently a featured guest on The Anxious Child Podcast, which is a show for therapists and parents who are looking for ways to best help children with anxiety. It is hosted by licensed psychotherapist Stephen Quinlan, who has over 20 years of experience. During...

Why Wanting Feels so Good (but Ultimately Leads to Unhappiness)

“Wanting is the part that feels the best.” At four, my son was obsessed with animals. Brimming with facts about animals, he filled the air with a constant stream of chatter about animals and animal noises. He loved watching animal shows and pretending to...

Burnout in the Pandemic: The Well-Being Connector Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Michael Brown on the podcast, The Well-Being Connector. The show is presented by the organization, The Coalition for Physician Well-Being. On this episode, we talked about what burnout is, and what it isn’t. We...

How Your Brain Makes You Unhappy When You’re Doing Nothing

Imagine yourself sitting on the shore. Feel the warm sun on your skin; hear the crash of the waves. Take a few minutes. Notice what happened. Were you able to stay focused? Or did your mind start to wander? For most of us, our mind starts to wander quickly. After...

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