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On Creating A Clearing

The contexts in which we find ourselves have a profound impact on our emotions. How can we harness this insight for improved well-being?

From Self-Judgement to Self-Compassion

Mindfulness is great. Mostly. But being aware of your thoughts can be downright painful, especially when they’re full of self-judgement. Self-compassion can help.

The Power of Place for Emotional Regulation

How I’m using place as a way to regulate my nervous system. Plus book recommendations, including two novels with a strong sense of place and poems that will make you feel calm and connected.


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Writer Emily P.G. Erickson, Headshot November 2023, Photo by Solum Studios
Hi, I’m Emily.

I’m a freelance writer specializing in service journalism about mental health and parenting. You can find my bylines in popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, WIRED, and more. Previously, I researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master’s in psychology. Today I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, with my husband and three kids.

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