Positive Ways to Assert Yourself

Please Note: This piece was first published under the title "Leaping Over the Assertiveness Hurtle" with psychcentral.com … [Read more...]

Coaching Techniques to Help You Motivate, Encourage, and Understand Others

Please Note: This piece was first published with Psych Central under the title: "We Are All Coaches" https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/04/02/we-are-all-coaches/ By Tracy Shawn, … [Read more...]

To My Fellow “Sensitive Systems”

  by Tracy Shawn, M.A.   When I was in college, my friend Lauren and I joked that if we were ever to start a band, we’d call it “The Sensitive Systems.” Kindred spirits, Lauren and … [Read more...]

Controlling the Lure of the Social Media Siren

by Tracy Shawn, M.A.   I only ventured into the social media world because I’m a writer. Otherwise, I would have been content connecting with friends by picking up the phone, and building my … [Read more...]

How to Accept–and Learn From–the Gift of Criticism

  by Tracy Shawn, M.A. author of "The Grace of Crows" Please note this piece was first published in Psych Central Criticism is often shot with such irrationally charged arrows that it’s … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate With Aggressive Communicators

by Tracy Shawn, M.A. (Please Note: This post was first published with www.psychcentral.com under the title "Positive Ways to Negotiate With Bullies.") One of the definitions for “bully” in the … [Read more...]

How to Be a Better Person in One Day

By Tracy Shawn, M.A. author      There’s a very easy practice that is beneficial for your health, pocketbook, lowers your overall carbon footprint—and can also be considered an … [Read more...]

Three Quick Remedies to Reduce Anxiety

First Published with The Change Blog: www.thechangeblog.com under title: "Three Easy Ways to Tame Anxiety" by Tracy Shawn, M.A. In the past, I felt as if anxiety were a force that could never … [Read more...]

How to Share Negative Emotions and Why it’s Good for Your Emotional Health

  Please note: this article was first published on www.psychcentral.com under the title: "How to Safely Communicate Negative Emotions" By Tracy Shawn, MA, author of "The Grace of … [Read more...]

Book Club Questions for “The Grace of Crows”

Discussion Questions The Grace of Crows by Tracy Shawn 1. Empathy is a theme throughout the narrative of THE GRACE OF CROWS --- not just empathy toward family, but also empathy toward … [Read more...]