Changing The World

I recently read a wonderful and inspiring book, entitled “The Promise of a Pencil,” by Adam Braun.  In his book, Adam shares how he left the safety of a corporate job, and pursued his dream of starting schools in impoverished areas all around the world.  His story inspired me, because it is the story of

Work In Progress

This weekend, I was reprimanding my daughter.  I had asked her several times to turn off her IPad, and yet she continued on, happily playing Minecraft.  She said she absolutely HAD to finish something that her younger brother had requested her to create. As I (rather loudly) reminded her about our rules for technology, and

Invite Them In

For today’s Mindful Monday post, I would like to share a poem with you from one of my favorite poets, Rumi: This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all Even if they’re

The Salve of Empathy

For today’s Mindful Monday post, I would like to speak to the power of empathy.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Being a psychiatrist, this is an opportunity for me to share the courage of each and every one of my patients. My patients live every day with the burden of mental illness.  They face