Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Over my career I have witnessed the vulnerability of Entrepreneurs, CEOs (women and men), Artists, Fashionistas, Writers and other Creative Folk, and each of these creatives that I worked with have been at high risk for depression, addiction and suicide. I have met...
Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Life is so precious. Over the last month, I have traveled hither and yon from West Palm Beach, Florida  to Morgantown West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penna with Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City and ending Los Angeles before returning home to the desert TRAVEL Over the...
A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A new twist in the evolving opioid epidemic that flared up in regions across the United States a few years ago has clinicians and health professionals like myself hopeful that an end is near. The epidemic, which peaked at claiming 72,000 lives in 2017, has grown to be...
Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...
Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Listen to Dr. Stanger’s visit on the Addiction Unlimited podcast with Angela Pugh, where they discuss addiction, recovery and how interventions are an invitational process. frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” Click here to enjoy the full...
Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Question: What do yo-yos, baby sharks, bowling, virtual reality, basketball games, and behavioral health care professionals have in Common? Answer: Ward Blanchard– innovator, inspirer and collaborator. Little did I know when life took a side turn and I traveled...