“Why write? Because you’re alive and breathing and the natural world is a miraculous place that needs to be loved and celebrated and remembered.” ~ Barbara Abercrombie, A Year of Writing Dangerously
As an associate editor at PsychCentral.com, I pen pieces on everything from cultivating self-compassion to cultivating healthy relationships. You can catch up on my latest writing at Psych Central, and check out a selection of my articles below.
I write a blog called Weightless, which focuses on loving our bodies and ourselves, at any weight, shape or size. Because, as Geneen Roth wrote in Women, Food and God, “It’s never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale.”
I also pen a blog called Make a Mess all about reconnecting to our creativity. Which is really about reconnecting to ourselves. Because as psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott wrote, “it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”
Everyone is creative. Creative expression isn’t reserved for artists only. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be making a mess—a glorious, fun, flawed mess. It can be making up stories. It can be sketching your self-portrait (no drawing experience required!). It can be doodling while you’re waiting in line. It can even be being wrong. It can be whatever you want it to be.
– Published Work –
Here’s a selection of my published pieces on everything from anxiety to depression to therapy.