Post ’16 Election Resources: How to Talk With Kids & Stress Management

Wondering how to talk about the election with kids? Our friends The Meeting House published a helpful interview with Scott Baytosh, Head of Alexandria Country Day School who has some tips for creating dialogue with kids. Reassure kids they are safe and emphasize democratic values: What Do We Tell the Children? Keep the conversation open […]

Putting “Me” Before The Media

In my work I must stay on top of media and breaking news at all times. During times of national crisis I often have a constant stream of texts or alerts flooding my inbox with links to the latest tragedies that are plaguing our headlines. Usually I dive in and write, trying to make sense […]

Liberty & Justice Through the Lens of Love

“Change yourself, change the world” – Ghandi The Fourth of July – a day when we think about freedom and the message of “liberty and justice for all”. This year with the tension of the divisive political discussions coupled with the recent horrific tragedy in Orlando, it’s time we took an honest look at the […]

A Meeting Made of Flawless Magic!

I woke to the sound of a text asking if I wanted to make some extra money picking someone up from the airport the following evening. My friend sending the text said that she thought of me because I shared with her that I was starting my own scholarship fund to pay for my upcoming […]

A Flawless Tale of Two Countries

Making change, “doing good” can be magically easy. Today I spin a little tale for you between two countries that illustrates how international activism and community can come together pretty effortlessly. About a month ago I got a call from my colleague, Alissa Hauser, the Executive Director of the Pollination Project. She told me that […]

22 Pushups for 22 Lives

Backyard barbecues with the family and parades are Memorial Day customs but how about adding 22 pushups to your tradition? That’s what Dr. Dennis Rebelo has been doing for the last 22 days as part of the 22Kill project, which challenges individuals to do 22 pushups to raise awareness for the 22 veterans that die […]

The Honesty Convention

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy–the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will […]

What Does Flawless Prevention Look Like?

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month which brings with it the gift of thirty one days to focus on all aspects of brain health. During Patrick Kennedy’s 2016 State of the Union in Mental Health, he talked about the obstacles to parity for mental health conditions which includes implementation: “The challenge for us is […]