Summer Reading Roundup
Here it is: The best of what I’ve been reading these last few months. Summer is winding down, which makes me a bit said; but the good news is that the first book on my list has yet to be published – something to look forward to! The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris (September…
The Women You Know
The Dobbs decision denies millions of American women the fundamental right to decide for themselves whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term.
Nature vs Nurture
I recently watched Three Identical Strangers, an award-winning documentary from director Tim Wardle, on CNN. The film explores questions of nature vs. nurture and medical ethics, as told through the incredible story of three men separated at birth: Edward Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran. The film is fascinating: Triplets separated at birth and adopted…
More Time, Memories
When people say they want more time, they often mean they want to make more memories doing the things that make them happy.
Get Out of Your Head
When I began my weight loss journey in early 2014, I discovered vigorous exercise to be a powerful antidepressant. The higher the intensity, the more feel-good staying power.
Blueberrying – A Family Tradition
Family traditions have played an important part in my life. They’ve been a source of grounding for me, especially during times of stress. They provide the touchstones that remind me of who I am and where I’ve been.
What Makes Me Happy
After a glorious 4th of July week, I’ve been reflecting on what made me so happy about it. I’ve come up with my recipe for happiness –
Are We Less Happy?
Anderson Cooper hosted a CNN Special Town Hall last night: Finding Hope, Battling America’s Suicide Crisis. Much of the hour was spent talking to survivors of suicide (Anderson’s brother, Carter, took his own life 30 years ago) as well as survivors of suicide attempts. However, the standout of the evening for me was CNN’s Dr.…
Life Saving Books
Books have meant a great deal to me as well. I don’t always plan it, but somehow the right book always seems to end up in my hands.
Suicide, God, and Stigma
After the heavy social media coverage of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain last week, I wondered what more I could possibly add to the conversation. Then I read a terrible blog post on The Federalist website by Caroline D’Agati claiming that suicide is a reaction to meaninglessness in life that only God can…