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.

Happiness Is An Inside Job — And An Outside One  

What I learned from my new Google knowledge panel (It’s not what you think). Plus three great books to read right now — including one of the best ones I’ve read all year.

Riot of Articles

Learn the latest on how social media use impacts kids and teen’s mental health, what to do to help kids stuck on a therapy waitlist, why it’s almost always worth practicing optimism — and when you should pull back to avoid toxic positivity. Oh! And books! I have 3 to recommend to you.

Scrumptious Scookies

Here in Minnesota, winter (perhaps drawing inspiration from the pandemic) has been reluctant to leave us. This has inspired me to seek delight via one of my favorite pastimes: baking with my kids. This month’s triumph has been “scookies.”