New retreat at Kripalu in Massachusetts: Writing & Yoga for Anxiety

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 …

Meditation for People Who Can’t Meditate: an audio guide

"Meditation suffers from a towering PR problem." -Dan Harris, 10% Happier People tell me all the time that they can't meditate -- they tried it and their minds are spinning wildly and they can't stop their thoughts. I’m sorry to break this to you because I'm sure you are an absolutely delightful person: but your brain is …

Mostly I write but sometimes I say the words out loud

Hey all, I wanted to share this clip from a talk I did in June - all about anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Even though I don't entirely love living with these things - I love talking about this stuff. It makes me feel less alone, it reduces the social stigma around mental health and above …

Happy freaking holidays: a guide to surviving December

This is a stressful time of year. Sure, it’s joyous and whatever too, but let's not candy-cane-coat this. Many people are feeling a time crunch, family pressures, and money stress. Those of us who struggle with anxiety and/or depression tend to have a hard time, thanks to ridiculous holiday expectations. But we can do this. Here are …

Farewell to Robin Williams: a thank you note

    Robin Williams died today. It seems surreal to write that. But since writing is the way I process the incomprehensible -- I find myself writing. Everyone is tweeting and facebooking and calling into radio shows about what a great talent Robin was. Yeah. He was. But that wasn't what I adored about him. It …