The other night, I attended @togetherliveevents and the speakers were each asked to share a mantra. No one asked me to share mine, but here I go anyway: Never stop growing. I believe deeply in the importance of growth and change throughout the lifespan. I really think we can’t fully live unless we’re growing. I try hard to be intentional about that growth. There’s a lot of it happening right now in my life. New parenthood will do that for you. I’m just trying to keep up and make sure I’m giving enough sun and water to the things I value most.
Published by Emily P.G. Erickson
Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com. View more posts