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Essays on becoming who we are
Is a fear of death darkening your love of life? Maybe it's time to embrace some mystery.
If you find yourself over-apologizing, it might just be a matter of self-confidence.
Don't let envy and jealousy dim your inner sparkle because honestly, you are absolutely enough.
If you can calm your anxiety, your sense of yourself will calm, too.
Why do people seek approval from others when it is exhausting and limits our capacity to accept ourselves?
Of course everyone wants to be happy. But don't forget the lessons that sorrow can teach you.
I was silenced as a child and it cost me. But now, test-driving speaking out has opened a whole new world.
Why I had to tear down my ideas about my home experience growing up in order to love domesticity later
Finding meaning in the seeming wreckage of a life.
Do your dreams seem disturbingly real? Join the club.
Protesting isn't just an American right. It's an American necessity.
In the pandemic, running helps Zibby Owens keep sane and hopeful.
I was an introvert who became an extrovert, and then the pandemic hit and I became an introvert again. Will I remember how to be outgoing when this is over? How to socialize?
Disinheriting madness and other traits.
Just because a family looks happy on the outside does not mean that it really is.
Are the holidays making your grieving worse? Mine, too. So I tried something irrational to feel better, and it worked.
Can creativity bloom during the pandemic?
I worshipped my sister growing up and wanted to be her. So why does she now despise me and think I've stolen her life?
Whose life is it anyway? When, how and why it is okay to write about family secrets.
I was bullied on a message board, but it had nothing to do with cancel culture: it had to do with a city.
How can I stop being haunted for something terrible I did in my past?
"Alone Together" gathers diverse voices to bring us together during COVID-19, with proceeds benefiting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
Do you really care about fame? Or is there something deeper going on that began with your family.
My sister always thought our dad was wonderful. I always felt very different, but it took me years to realize he had been abusive to me.
My identity growing up was forged with my being sickly with asthma. Except I was misdiagnosed. How could I figure out who I was if I suddenly was healthy?
Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times Bestselling author of 12 novels, including Pictures of You, Is This Tomorrow, Cruel Beautiful World, and With or Without You.