A Mini Memoir on Happiness

  by Tracy Shawn (A One-Minute Read)   My earliest memory of pure joy was when I was about four years old—and utterly alone. I had woken up at dawn. It seemed as if the house … [Read more...]

When Your Dreams Aren’t Coming True

Please Note: This piece was first published with PscyhCentral.com on November 2017 under the title: "How to Win Even When You Fail" by Author and Speaker Tracy Shawn, M.A.   What do the … [Read more...]

How to Finding Your Awe Can Decrease Anxiety

By Tracy Shawn, M.A. Author and Speaker. Please visit Tracy's Author Page Here: https://www.amazon.com/author/tracyshawn  ~ 2 min read Please Note: This piece was first published with PsychCentral … [Read more...]

How Twitter Tamed My Anxiety

  By Tracy Shawn, MA ~ 3 min read Please note: this piece was first published with PsychCentral on July 27, 2017: … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]