How Can I Shield My Child from Anxiety?

How Can I Shield My Child from Anxiety?

In 2019, I offered parents three moves they could use in the face of escalating levels of anxiety in their kids: embrace curiosity to have the courageous conversation acknowledge the impact of parental stress leverage the connections in your family to increase your...
Dog Poo for the Win!

Dog Poo for the Win!

Why was I laughing and smiling last night while I was cleaning dog poo out of the crevices of the sole of my hiking boot? Three times in the last week, I have stepped in dog poo (and one time in old chewing gum). This never happens. Just to be clear: I’m not lucky....
Field of Play

Field of Play

When I was eight years old, my whole week revolved around the best four hours of TV, all lined up in a slate of Saturday morning cartoons on ABC, our channel 6. I can still see myself in eager anticipation wearing my footie pajamas, gobbling a Frosted Cherry Pop-Tart,...
Launching a New Practice

Launching a New Practice

My practice of psychology is expanding beyond the transactional. I feel compelled to integrate all that I have learned in the last two years, from the ongoing protests in Portland to calls to defund the police to the spotlight that social media has shined on the...
No Fences

No Fences

On stage at my first TEDx event, I recalled a turning point in my life. In the first year of grad school, my professor Marshall Swift, of blessed memory, played “Glinda the Good Witch” to my “Dorothy.” Sinking fast into the deep end of a pool of self-pity, Marshall...