I was recently asked to write a “Community Voices” piece for the Swarthmore Bulletin’s Spring 2021 issue. It’s an honor to be asked and I’m so glad to add to this collection of writing focused on the Swarthmore College community of students, faculty and staff, and alumni. “Healing Through Curiosity” addresses my foundational love of learning and listening that was nurtured at Swarthmore, and the power that deep listening can have in bringing healing to our hurting world.
Good books and therapy are two of my favorite things. In this article for Counseling Today online (a publication of the American Counseling Association), “Loving What May Sting: In Literature and In Therapy,” I explore the importance of a good book and how it can emphasize the same elements of therapy. I specifically discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s book The Secret Life of Bees and how it coincides with the central themes of Internal Family Systems therapy; namely, accepting all parts of the self, even the parts that may sting.
I’m excited to share that my short story, “The Danger of Landing,” has been published in Issue 11 of The Lindenwood Review. It’s a story inspired by my anger at COVID-19 and its impact on healthcare workers, as well as the desire to fly away and the danger of landing.
After working quite a bit on the craft of writing, it is such a joy to get to share this – my first published short story! – with you all.
Happy Friday, dear readers! I published a new Psychology Today blog this morning called “The Reality of Pre-Inauguration Stress,” about how the stress can impact us and what we can do about it.
Welcome, readers! This website will share my latest writing endeavors and publications.
Most recently, I’ve started blogging for Psychology Today. My most recent posts are on managing the anxiety of a COVID diagnosis, and how to manage relationships divided by the pandemic or by politics.
I’m also pleased to share that my short story, “The Danger of Landing,” has been accepted by the Lindenwood Review and will be published online. I’ll share the link once it’s published!
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