On Marriage: Advice to Newlyweds and Beyond

by Tracy Shawn, M.A. (See Amazon Author Page at: https://www.amazon.com/author/tracyshawn)   The following piece is a revised letter I recently wrote for my soon-to-be married niece. I’m … [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...]

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...]

The Care and Feeding of an Author

First published on www.writingandwellness.com on March 2, 2016  by Tracy Shawn as interviewed by author and editor Colleen M. Story  A while back I ran into my first writing teacher and made sure … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Fiction

| Tracy Shawn, MA | First Published with Psychology Tomorrow Magazine as a main essay on August 2014 - Issue 13 | INTERVIEW WITH: LUCY HORNER, AUTHOR OF TOLSTOY THERAPY: A FICTION … [Read more...]

Small Victories (How Cleaning can Increase Emotional Health)

by Tracy Shawn, MA, author of “The Grace of Crows” The other day, I found myself lying under my bed with rag in hand wiping away the remains of dreaded dust bunnies—and this was after I pushed the … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Get Your Joy Back!

Please note: this article was originally published on PsychCentral (August 25, 2015) under the title: "3 Ways to Increase Adult Happiness" By Tracy Shawn, MA, author of award-winning novel "The Grace … [Read more...]

How to Empower Your Inner Hero

Please Note: This post was first published under the title: "Empowering Your Own Inner Hero" in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine by Tracy Shawn, M.A. author of The Grace of Crows    Author … [Read more...]

How Toastmasters can Replace Anxiety With Confidence!

by Tracy Shawn, M.A. author of "The Grace of Crows"     This revised article was first Published By Tracy Shawn, M.A., Noozhawk Columnist, in Noozhawk.com on 06.25.2015 1:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

What Should Aging Gracefully Really Mean?

By Tracy Shawn, M.A., Author of The Grace of Crows | @TracyShawn |First Published on 01.15.2015 5:25 p.m. on Noozhawk.com When I was growing up, I often overheard my mother debating with her … [Read more...]