May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As Americans don their swim suits and dust off their bbq’s this weekend, it is worth noting that May is Mental Health Awareness month Perhaps not a coincidence that May also ends with Memorial Day,... Read More


I generally have little patience for underwear masquerading as fashion This past Sunday was another story I saw bras decorated with pom poms, covered with neon paint, and layered with buttons, pipe... Read More

Patrick Roche, Spoken Word Poet

This past week Columbia Psychiatry hosted its annual Gray Matters Luncheon With the Plaza ballroom filled to capacity, Patrick Roche silenced the clanking of silverware and even halted the checking... Read More

This one’s for you, Mom!

Mothers: one way or another, we all have one And the majority of women in the world will, one way or another, become one over the course of a lifetime This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the US, and I... Read More

Lessons From Prince and Other Royals

Lessons from Prince and other Royals Last week, Prince, the beloved pop icon, died from what appears to be a drug overdose while Princess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry lent royal support... Read More

Passover: An Allegory for Psychotherapy

As the sun sets this evening, millions of Jewish people around the world will open the Passover Haggadah and recount the story of the exodus from Egypt – one of the most ancient, quintessential... Read More

Indaba South Africa

Indaba is a Zulu word that means gathering for purposeful discussion; a gathering of spirits, a meeting of friends, a sharing of dreams I was 17 years old when I landed in Johannesburg, South... Read More