Expressing Gratitude

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” —Denis Waitley Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No presents, no stress of did you buy that for her or...

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Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

*This article was originally published on Huffington Post. To read the original, click here. Gene Siskel, the prolific film critic made famous by his thumbs up or down movie reviews, said that if you want a sign of the times, look no further than the movies. Movies...

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Podcast – Recovery Unscripted, Intervention RoundTable

Recovery Unscripted is a podcast that aims to provide both education and inspiration by exploring different topics through conversations, stories, and insights from a variety of figures. I was recently asked to be part of a panel on interventions and am thankful to...

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Behavioral Health

When Harvard Review published Rosenberg Kantor’s 1996 seminal piece on women, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” I was pursuing my doctoral degree in Women and Leadership at the University of Hong Kong. Life was a kaleidoscope of oxymorons as I contemplated how to break...

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Power, Privilege, Payouts: The Enablers

Susan Sarandon’s character on the hit Showtime series Ray Donovan is one of the most powerful Machiavellian if not the most powerful studio head in the movie industry. Samantha Winslow, the character’s name, yields tremendous power as a media mogul and has final say...

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How Families Can Help Deal with Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Statistics In The U.S. We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of opioids, alcohol and marijuana are alarming: 105 American lives are lost each day to an opioid-related...

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What Powerlessness Teaches Me About Spirituality

This article originally published on Huffington Post. I wonder how many other people are turning 71 today. I know I am and part of me thinks of myself as a young child ready to take on new, wild adventures, forge sterling ideas and keep on dancing, laughing and...

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