Molly, my alma mater and ending the war on drugs
Friday May 26, 2017

Molly, my alma mater and ending the war on drugs

My sister-in-law, Molly, would have turned 50 this month were it not for the fact that she died of an accidental drug overdose 20 years ago. Long before people were talking about the “opioid epidemic,” Molly got addicted to pain medication and ultimately the drugs that she took to kill her pain killed her. Last […]

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False Dichotomies
Friday May 19, 2017

False Dichotomies

William of Ockham was a 14th century Franciscan friar and scholar credited with establishing that scientific models should prioritize simplicity and parsimony when trying to understand the complex world in which we live. This principle, referred to as Occam’s Razor, remains an important heuristic scientific principle to this day – simpler is better. BUT… we […]

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Music, Mental Health, and Mother's Day
Friday May 12, 2017

Music, Mental Health, and Mother's Day

Hearing the first notes of our favorites songs, our hearts skip a beat, memories are triggered of moments, places and life milestones. We think of lovers, friends, and family, people gone and people in our present lives. Music is unique in its capacity to give wings to our innermost thoughts and flight to feelings that […]

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Five Boro Bike Tour
Friday May 5, 2017

Five Boro Bike Tour

The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented. The power of community to promote healing are profound. The energy and vision of upcoming generations to address the wicked complexities of mental illness infuses in me a hope and confidence for the future. This synergy of exercise, community, energy and vision will be on full […]

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