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Morning Routine for Anxiety and Productivity: My Hot Mess of a Work in Progress

Morning Routine for Anxiety and Productivity: My Hot Mess of a Work in Progress

I intercept the cat on his urgent mission across the diagonal of the bed, a path that ensures optimal contact with sleeping human bodies. I carry him to the food that’s been there all night on my grandmother’s china saucer that I feel simultaneously good […]

The Worst of It Is Cheese

The Worst of It Is Cheese

“The results will take two weeks,” my doctor told me. “But you’ll only hear from me about it if something is wrong.” As she explained this, I got the sense it should be a relief for me to hear this – that as long as […]

The Doctor Is Going to Find Something Horribly Wrong with Me: Worry Journal Exercise

The Doctor Is Going to Find Something Horribly Wrong with Me: Worry Journal Exercise

I haven’t had a physical exam in over 7 years. Not because I’m afraid of going to the doctor (even though I am and self-diagnose every chance I get). Or because I was raised to stay away from doctors (even though I was, because the […]

Paint by Touch: Guided Color Meditation (4 Minutes)

Paint by Touch: Guided Color Meditation (4 Minutes)

In this 4-minute guided color meditation, you begin in front of a giant white canvas. No watercolors, no paintbrush. But that’s okay; you won’t need them. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Paint by Touch […]

Fall Leaves: Guided Meditation (7 Minutes)

Fall Leaves: Guided Meditation (7 Minutes)

In this 7-minute guided meditation, you begin at a trailhead on the edge of the woods on a crisp, cool fall day. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Fall Leaves Close your eyes and […]

I’m Walking for Mental Health: Will You Help?

I’m Walking for Mental Health: Will You Help?

In August 2016, I attended the BlogHer Conference in Los Angeles. I heard a lot of inspiring things there, but it was Mayim Bialik — the actress, neuroscientist, and GrokNation founder — who left the biggest impression on me. Not for any one thing she […]