The Cocktail Party in Your Head

Is your brain bursting at the seams with thoughts, not all of them helpful? Applying an old psychological skill in a new way might help you listen to the wisest parts of yourself.


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Hi, I’m Emily.

I’m a Minnesota-based freelance writer and hold a master’s degree in psychology. My helpful, science-backed journalism and essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. When I’m not writing, I love baking with my three young children and long walks without them.


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