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.

It’s Not Extra, It’s Essential

Why you should always remember the brine (and just what I mean by that), advice for how to cope when you’re therapist is away, and three great books right now.


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Headshot of Emily P.G. Erickson in Saint Paul, MN taken September 2022.
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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