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Tag Archives: psychology
Awe and Oaks
Greet the edges of your understanding with awe, not angst.
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.”
Sometimes delight doesn’t move through us with the propulsion of a yip-laugh, but it can move us all the same.
The Curiosity Cure
When you feel irritable, leverage curiosity’s effect on the brain to feel good instead.
April Update + Anti-Racism
April has been a busy writing month for me. I can’t share the results just yet, but in the meantime, I thought it was important to share something I created for the Macalester Alumni Anti-Racist Parenting Conversation earlier this month.
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”
The Science Behind Your Sigh of Relief
What research has to say about sighing and how you can harness your breath to feel good anytime.
I Was On Courageous Wordsmith!
I had the absolute honor to join author, story mentor, and certified master coach Amy Hallberg on her podcast, Courageous Wordsmith for Episode 38 Perfectly Imperfectly Paradigm Shifts. I love Courageous Wordsmith Podcast because Amy is an expert at having honest conversations that come from the heart, and she approaches whatever subject she encounters with wisdom and bravery. That’s why I was delighted when I opened my email this August to see an invitation from Amy to join her in conversation.