Addiction, Behavioral Health & Public Wellbeing
Let’s explore how addiction & behavioral health struggles impact our society & communities.
Articles About Public Health
What is it that you wanted most as a child and didn’t get?
In this edition we are going to take a look at the many facets of what it's like to have grown up in a family with mental health, substance abuse, and trauma. In my experience, everyone has a story that is worthwhile to hear, and we often learn from each other's...
You’ve Got A Friend
When Carole King wrote, the world-famous song "You Got a Friend", she was certainly bright and intuitive. Science says making new friends is food for your health and as I am learning, it is never too late to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAR_Ff5A8Rk When we...
Is Retirement Right For Everyone?
Invariably someone asks me when I am going to retire. I sometimes wonder why they ask me that question. Do I look and talk too old to work, are they wondering about their own work life, am I outdated? I often shrug my shoulder’s look around and fiercely announce: I am...
Are You Aging Exuberantly?
One of the most exciting aspects of the work I do is I get to work alongside some incredibly talented young professionals who are mentors, coaches, interventionists and clinicians. In doing so I feel invigorated knowing our behavioral health profession is in good...
2023 Affirmation Tree
The other day we hosted a small gathering. Upon arrival folks were greeted and invited to write an affirmation for themselves and add it to our tree so that there affirmations could be visible to all. While I have done vision...
3 Ways Novelty Creates Lasting Change
The other day I read a wonderful article about novelty by Alane K. Daugherty, Ph.D., who sees the benefit of taking a novel approach to change. She asserts that when we seek newness whether it's taking a different route to work, changing old behaviors or looking at...
2023 New Year, New You, New Hope
So here we are in a New Year and I am not sure exactly what I want to tackle. Looking back on 2022 I experienced a good many things, much that I enjoyed and am proud of. My team and I helped many families. We traveled near and far, touching the lives of others. I was...
Have You Ever Had Peanut Butter Stuck In The Roof Of Your Mouth?
I have! What a messy feeling. It just swirls and swirls and swirls around and you have a hard tie swallowing and getting it out. Have you ever felt stuck? Sometimes I have felt like I have. In fact, I also have felt like I just got caught on sticky paper and not sure...
Holiday Reflections: What Are The 6 Types Of People You Should Spend Time With?
When I think about holidays, I ask myself: who is important to me and how do I wish to spend my time and with whom do I want to spend my time? Just stop and think how many messages do you get each day -- voicemails, emails, texts, DMs. There just aren't enough hours...
Mindfulness and the 12 Steps
Mindfulness for Beginners
John Kabat Zinn PhD
Wherever You Go, There You Are
John Kabat Zinn PhD
The Road Less Traveled
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Generation on Hold