E Murphy

PhD, Creative Genius, Psychology Guru


Why, hello there. I guess you may want to know what I’m all about. That way you can figure out if this blog is something you actually want to follow. …like? …join? I’m not very good at being a Millennial, I’m going to have to read up on all the lingo. You get the gist.








My Job

I’m a licensed clinical psychologist by trade. I love studying and trying to understand people. I love helping people study and better understand themselves. Psychology is a way that I fulfill my passion to help people and make the world a better place. That includes working on changing the system from within for the people most pathologized and discriminated against. I want the wonderful things in life to be accessible to everyone. Period. Full stop.

If I wasn’t doing this, I’d always dreamt of being a fiction writer or being on Broadway. If you think about it, it makes sense. Exploring the ins and outs of people, making the world accessible to everyone. The professionals can argue the point, they’d know better than me, but I believe that to be a truly effective writer or actor you must be able to delve in and understand people to their very cores.

My Hobbies

When I started my career, I found many creative outlets through my work. And then one day I walked up to my workplace friends and told them I was burning out. Many being a few years ahead of me in our field, I asked: What gives? I love my job.

The answer? You aren’t just your job. Duh.

I have since readjusted. Outside of my career, I try to find as many ways as I can to be creative. I love baking, gardening, singing, playing music, writing, drawing… I love the creative process. I get to take my overly active brain and put it to the test. I get to learn and experiment. I get to create things that are beautiful and weird and unexpected. I get to release my nervous energy and find a sense of calm.

I believe the key to a healthy mind is through real-world applications of well-being and self-expression. We need ways to foster and grow our sense of purpose and contentment. Whenever I am doing my own hobbies, I am constantly seeing their therapeutic power and want to help others do the same. Does it make it easy to put down the remote and pick-up a paintbrush? Usually, no. And that’s why I’m starting this blog.

“You aren’t just your job. Duh.”


My blog is all about tying my personal experiences with creativity to my professional knowledge of health and happiness. I want a world where I have less job security because so many people have found ways to successfully therapize themselves.

I know for some of you, this may sound like unicorns and rainbows. You are who I’m writing to most. I am lucky and privileged. I know this. Your life may contain obstacles that make it seem impossible to take any steps in a direction of your choosing. I’m stubbornly optimistic. I’ve seen people with what seemed like insurmountable odds against them overcome unbelievable situations because of their creative outlets. If you are having trouble seeing around your obstacles, I hope I can find ways to make the world of creativity more accessible to you.