Shared Roots
Friday September 29, 2017

Shared Roots

Coinciding with the setting of the sun tonight, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar begins: Yom Kippur. It is a day of fasting, reflection and introspection. Metaphorically, within a 24 hour period, the gates will open or close and after fervent prayer, it will be decided who shall live and who shall die in […]

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Let Me Hear Your Voice
Friday September 22, 2017

Let Me Hear Your Voice

This past Tuesday, while millions of citizens in Mexico were going about their daily routine, another earthquake struck. This one registered 7.1 on the Richter Scale, and as compared to the earthquake that struck the country just two weeks ago, Mexico City was hit hard this time. I was en route to the airport when […]

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Five Cool Mental Health Terms
Saturday September 16, 2017

Five Cool Mental Health Terms

Talking about our innermost thoughts and feelings can be challenging – at least in part because sometimes we can’t find the words. Well, it is the start of a new school year in the northern hemisphere, so in that spirit, here are five specialized terms to expand our mental health vocabulary. Coming to us from […]

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Mental Illness is a Family Affair
Friday September 8, 2017

Mental Illness is a Family Affair

We tend to think that mental illnesses affect individuals – with diagnoses and treatments focused on the person who is symptomatic. Necessary – but not sufficient. I dare say, the burden of mental illness always extends beyond the individual with the diagnosis. The authors of the books below speak this truth with moving accounts of […]

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Vacation
Friday September 1, 2017

Vacation

Cool, new start-ups have no restrictions on vacation – but they have no vacation policy either. The paradoxical effect is that people are taking less vacation rather than more, which is not good for our mental health. So, in defense of vacation, I am taking a few days this week to enjoy the following. Click on […]

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