Painkillers are Killing Us

This week, John Oliver featured Opioid addiction on his Emmy Award winning, Last Week Tonight The story, which got lots of Twitter love, brought to light how prescribing practices and pharmaceutical... Read More

#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence

In the days after The Washington Post released audio of a United States presidential candidate boasting about behavior that most agree went far beyond "locker room talk," millions of sexual... Read More


The Appius melliferous, commonly known as the honeybee, has been disappearing in recent years Reports of colony collapse disorder have set off alarms around the globe, prompting a movement in... Read More

I’ve Made Up My Mind…

This week, joining more than 84 million viewers worldwide, I watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for their first US presidential debate My purported rationale for tuning in To learn... Read More

Born to Run

It has been quite a week for mental health – from the Emmys to the UN General Assembly to the release of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run Important mental health issues and... Read More

Why Cry?

It happened last week I was doing just fine and then I had a very difficult conversation First my voice cracked, then the tears started Not one of those big, snotty cries laced with gasps for breath,... Read More

Remembering 9/11… and Other Memorials

Everyone old enough to remember, remembers exactly where they were 15 years ago on September 11th when planes came crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center  I was living in Japan and... Read More