A Joyful Weekend Adventure In LA

A Joyful Weekend Adventure In LA

From the Tennessee Werewolves, Soul Cycle, Mel’s Diner, The Sunset Marquis to visiting The Villa at Seasons and celebrating Miriam’s House my days in LA were filled with joy. Everyone knows when I grow old, I will live in the Sunset Marquis as it holds a...
DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

Dear ones, It is hard not to ruminate about the tense situations we have found ourselves in the last 90 days. Tempers have flared, emotions risen, and our country has cried out in pain first from a pandemic which has left many isolated, alone, jobless, ill and living...
What’s Not Been Cancelled During The Coronavirus Lock Down

What’s Not Been Cancelled During The Coronavirus Lock Down

Dear Ones, Last week I posted on FaceBook — What’s Not Been Cancelled. The Response was overwhelming and folks added their own spin. I invite you to add to this as well. What’s not Been Cancelled: Hope has not been cancelled Love has not been cancelled Laughter...
JUUL Is Feeling The Heat

JUUL Is Feeling The Heat

With vaping emerging as a public health crisis, Juul, one of the leading vape companies, is fending off a bevy of government agencies for its role in fanning the epidemic flames. Recently, Time Magazine did an expose titled The New American Addiction: How Juul Hooked...
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...
An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein)

An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein)

An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein): It was recently reported by the L.A. Times that you, Juul Labs, have hired Dr. Mark Rubenstein as your medical director from the University of San Francisco to oversee your research in an effort to legitimize Juul....
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...
From Worry to Wonder to Action

From Worry to Wonder to Action

The other day I traveled to San Diego and had the opportunity to hear Shelby Stanger (who also happens to be my youngest daughter) speak to a crowd of 500 influencers at Creative Mornings. Creative Mornings is a community that hosts monthly events to bring people of...