Author Archives: Barbara Markway

About Barbara Markway

Barbara Markway, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including: the New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, and Good Morning America. She blogs at Psychology Today and The Self-Compassion Project.

Joining a Support Group When You’re Afraid to Speak

The notion of “connecting with community” can be daunting for people with social anxiety.  That’s why it’s extra impressive how Marla Genova has not only started support groups for people with social anxiety disorder, but she’s built them to the … Continue reading

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Shy Girl, Brave Woman

As a psychologist, I am frequently inspired by the resiliency people display in everyday life. Through the Internet and the power of social networking, I have met amazing people whose stories need to be told. Let me introduce you to … Continue reading

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From Quiet to Queen: Kayla’s Story

This is the story of a little girl who felt terribly afraid. So afraid that at times she was unable to speak or move. Although this story has its share of sadness, it ultimately ends in triumph, and with a … Continue reading

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The Shyness Project: An Inspirational Interview with Brittany

I met Brittany last summer while “hanging out” on Susan Cain’s website, Quiet: The Power of Introverts. I noticed her thoughtful and insightful comments on many of the posts, and I decided to check out Brittany’s blog, The Shyness Project. … Continue reading

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