Psychology Today Articles

I’m an active writer for Psychology Today, with my articles having over 7 million views. Below are links to some of my popular articles grouped by topic.



Why Self-Confidence Is More Important Than You Think

13 Things the Most Confident People You Know Never Do

How Confident Are You Really?

20 Great Questions to Increase Your Confidence Level

4 Proven Approaches to Increase Your Confidence Level

50 Quick Tips for Boosting Your Confidence

Five Causes of Low Self-Confidence

Five Tips for Forgiving Yourself When Your Confidence Wanes

Anxiety Treatment

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong about Anxiety

Don’t Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

Loving Someone with an Anxiety Disorder

A Fail-Safe Way for Dealing with Anxiety

Face Your Fear, Change Your Life

How to Keep a Thought Diary to Combat Anxiety

Shyness and social anxiety

Quiet Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Why Is Self-Acceptance So Hard?

Getting Over Stage-fright

Must Have Coping Strategies for Social Anxiety

The Social Anxiety Spiral

3 Ways to Deal with In-the-Moment Anxiety

anxiety and children

Worried About Your Quiet Child: From One Mother to Another

Motivating Your Child

Helping Kids Cope with Traumatic Events

Parenting the Shy Child: A Look at Labels

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Go to School

The Shy Spectrum in Kids

Back to School Worries

The Sting of Shyness

quiet Success Stories

Successfully Shy: Things I’ve Learned

From Quiet to Queen: Kayla’s Story

The Shyness Project: An Inspirational Interview with Brittany

I’m Shy and I’m OK

Shy Girl, Brave Woman


A Quiet Rant about Introversion and Shyness

A Quiet Rant about Introversion and Shyness: Readers React

Do I Have to Go to the Party?

Shyness Misperceived

TIPS from the expert series

Dr. Alice Boyes, another Psychology Today blogger, has put together some helpful “compilation” articles with tips from many different psychologists. I’ve been fortunate enough to be included in these:

15 Psychology Experts Share Their “Aha” Moments

17 Self-Care Tips from the Experts

17 Psychologists Share their Best Stress Relief Tips

15 Psychology Experts Share their Best Productivity Tips

21 First Date Ideas

Happiness and other topics

Stop Fighting Your Negative Thoughts

50 Ways You Can Be Brave Today

21 Quotes about Laughter

A Surprising Way to Cultivate Contentment

15 Habits to Cultivate Lasting Happiness

A Fool-Proof Formula for Saying No