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...]

Holiday Survival When Anxious or Depressed

By  TRACY SHAWN, M.A., Author    (This article was first published in PsychCentral.com) For those of us who suffer from anxiety or depression, the holiday season can prove especially … [Read more...]

3 Creative Ways to Combat the Blues

By TRACY SHAWN, M.A. (This article was first published in Psychcentral.com) Often, stress, disappointments, and mundane realities of everyday life plague our inner worlds so much that it’s … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Animals in Our Age of Technology

(First Published in: PsychCentral.com) I think I could turn and live with animals, they’re so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long. ~ Walt Whitman (1819-1892), Song … [Read more...]

Strategies for the Chronically Overworked

By TRACY SHAWN, MA (First Published in Psych Central Magazine: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/author/tracy-shawn/)   The following is an interview with Dr. Greg Marcus, … [Read more...]