Change when it seems impossible (Luther College)
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Sound like a joke from your neighborhood six-year-old? It may be… but it’s also a good life lesson on focus. In this post, I encourage readers to move the mountain, one shovelful at a time.
We Are Failing Our Kids: A Few Remedies (Mad in America)
More and more, my sense is that we are failing our kids in so many ways. The good news is that there are simple ways to remedy this. I believe it is our responsibility as a society to prepare our kids for life.
Voices of Diversity: Her Lost Year (KGAN-TV CBS 2 Iowa)
Interview aired on September 2, 2015.
The Making of an Indie Book (Luther College)
Many people have asked me about the process of indie-publishing, so when the Luther College media relations director asked me to write something for the Ideas and Creations Blog, I viewed it as an opportunity to share what I learned. Rule #1, never edit your own work.
From Workaholic to Social Activist: A New Dream Story
The Center for a New American Dream is one of my favorite organizations. Their mission is to improve well-being by inspiring and empowering all of us to shift the ways we consume.
I was thrilled to write a guest post for their New Dream Blog about my own journey toward a new dream.
One Family’s Encounter with Modern Psychiatry and a Call for Social Change (Mad in America)
Robert Whitaker, founder of Mad in America and author of several books, including Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, invited me to share our personal story with MiA readers.
The post received over 8,000 page views and stirred up lots of great conversation with 100+ comments.
Local Author Tabita Green (KDEC Our Town)
Right after the launch of Her Lost Year, on July 16, I sat down with Bob Holtan at the local McDonalds to share our story, talk about kids’ mental health, and lots more!
View the press kit for Her Lost Year: A Story of Hope and a Vision for Optimizing Children’s Mental Health.