Who has anxiety? This girl.
“What should I say?”
I get this question a lot. It almost always comes up when I do speaking events at colleges and conferences. During the Q&A, an incredibly kind and thoughtful person stands up and says, “I don’t have anxiety, but my partner/friend/parent/kid does. How do I help them?”
I first tell them they are pretty much an angel walking around among us. They care so much that they came to a talk about someone else’s issue just so they could learn to help. I hope that a million blessings fall on their heads.
Then I say that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all answer, but I can tell them what helps me when I’m in the middle of an anxiety spiral: Continue reading
The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is an incredibly special place to me. It’s where I did my 200-hour yoga certification, where I made some life-long friends, and where I found a new little piece of myself as a teacher.
And now I’m beyond honored to be teaching a workshop there! It’s called Embrace Your Weird: Yoga, meditation, and writing to manage anxiety. Join me in Lennox, Massachusetts, March 30 – April 1st for a weekend of creativity, connection, and fun. We’ll play with writing exercises and we’ll practice some yoga. We’ll talk about tangible ways to understand your inner critic, increase compassion for yourself and others, and access the joy within that often feels smothered by stress. Continue reading
I’ll be at Glen Oaks College in Centreville, Michigan this Thursday!
I’ll be speaking about my new book Not Just Me, talking about leaving L.A., writing, mental health, yoga and whatever else might be on my mind that day. I’ll be signing books and attempting small talk, so come hang out and let’s be awkward together!
For more information, click here.
I was so ready. I had reading material (one print book, one Kindle) my laptop (so I could do some writing) and a knitting project (one unimpressive-looking scarf because I am not a good knitter since I can’t follow a pattern and can only knit flat things).
I was so ready for jury duty.
When I told people I had been called for jury duty they made sad faces and sympathetic sounds. But I was excited about it. I wanted to serve justice. To participate in my community. To listen to the evidence and contribute to a compassionate but fair outcome.
Yes, it is entirely possible that I have watched too many courtroom dramas. Continue reading
I am so thrilled to be part of this event in my Canadian homeland!
Join me and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa for a lunchtime discussion on mental health on October 18th. I’ll be there talking about my new book, Not Just Me, and a member of the YSB Youth Mental Health Counselling team will discuss what counseling looks like for youth and how to encourage a young person to reach out for support.
All proceeds from Moms for Mental Health will support YSB’s life-changing mental health programs for youth.
Click here to register!
Many of you know that I live in Charlottesville, VA, and I was there at the recent counter-protest. It’s the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night.
So I wanted to make this video and tell you a bit about my personal experience there, and what it all means to me. Continue reading
Join me for a Writing & Wellness Yoga Retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, N.C. Nov. 2 – 5th, 2017!