Drinking Tea

    This post first appeared on Huffington Post on February 26, 2015. Last week, I traveled to India with my husband and two young children. My children are 7 and 8 years old and had never been to India before. In fact, it was their first international trip. Personally, I had not been to

Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

As a psychiatrist, I have the honor of being with people through the ups and downs of life’s journey. I bear witness to joy, fear, anger…

The Choices We Make

Last year, I met with director of the Medical Humanities Program at UC Irvine, Dr. Johanna Shapiro. She is a lovely woman, a brilliant psychologist with a love of literature and writing. She has spent the better part of her career training medical students and residents to develop reflectivity and empathy through the reading and