Everything we really need to know about our kids on social media we learned in kindergarten

We live in a culture virtually enveloped by digital media, 24/7. For adults and children alike, social media has become central to our very identities – both in how we interact with our close friends and family, and in the many ways we present ourselves to, and engage with, our broader worlds. As I think […]

The Serpent and the Dove

“We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.” Martin Luther King – Strength to Love Dove of Peace sitting on a ledge in NYC, January 18th 2015 Photo Credit: Pierre Hauser   It is always such a gift to have the opportunity […]

May 22nd in Rhode Island

Our Founder, Janine Francolini will be speaking at the Peace Love Studios Mental Wellness Speaker Series in Rhode Island on May 22nd. Please join us! Click for here more information including scheduling and registration.

I Will Listen!

Janine Francolini, Founder/Executive Director, the Flawless Foundation SOURCE: Huffington Post About a month ago, as I was wrapping up a long week in the office, I received a call from Gayathri Ramprasad, the founder of ASHA International, who asked me for an endorsement of her upcoming book . Gayathri’s book is a memoir of her […]

Science+Love=Hope

Janine Francolini, Founder/Executive Director, the Flawless Foundation SOURCE: Huffington Post Last weekend I spent two days in the Napa Valley where $2.8 million dollars were raised by the fierce advocates for curing all brain disorders, Garen Staglin and Patrick Kennedy. These two men are the co-founders of One Mind for Research which aspires to end […]

Back to School ABC’s

It’s that time of year. Back to school — new beginnings, anxiety, stress and excitement all rolled into one. We have a few important lessons to think about this back to school season with our new landscape (post Newtown) of concern around the national discussion about security and safety in our schools. Recently we had […]

Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth!

Janine Francolini, Founder/Executive Director, the Flawless Foundation SOURCE: Huffington Post Over the past month there has been an important national discussion concerning discriminatory remarks about people living with mental illness in the media. My recent posts were written as open letters to Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Brian Williams inviting them into a discussion about […]

Will You Be Our Heroes? Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Mr. Williams

Janine Francolini, Founder/Executive Director, the Flawless Foundation SOURCE: Huffington Post * This post is being written as an open letter to Brian Williams, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil about their recent portrayal on their shows of people living with mental illness. Dear Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Mr. Williams, As you read this, you may […]