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Earthworms & Champagne

Is your social media feed split between masked and un-masked faces? Mine is and I’m fascinated. That’s why I wrote a meditation on loneliness and choice during the pandemic. Read my lyric essay Earthworms & Champagne in the NYU SPS’s Dovetail. It’s my first piece in a literary magazine.

Publishing clips 2020

2020 Publishing Round-Up

Early last year, before the pandemic hit, I made a secret goal that felt like a huge reach: To try to get published in one new publication per month. At the time, this equaled about 9 publications. I really didn’t think I could do it. When the pandemic hit, I really, really didn’t think I could do it. Read on to see whether I was right.

Journal of Traumatic Stress

New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress

Did you know that before I pivoted to being a full-time mom and freelance writer, I worked as a mental health researcher for the Department of Veteran Affairs? It’s true! I wanted to be a mental health researcher because I believe a scientific approach is the best tool we have to help chip away atContinue reading “New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress”

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Hi, I’m Emily.

I am a Minnesota-based writer and hold a master’s degree in psychology. I’m known for my helpful, science-backed pieces about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood. My writing has been featured in The New York Times, Elemental, Forge, and more.

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