Corporate speech impedes city’s right to create municipal utility (Des Moines Register)
Leaders of an out-of-state, regulated monopoly used money they earned from our electric bill payments to run a deceptive campaign against our right to municipalize.
David vs. Goliath: Reflections on a special election in Decorah, Iowa (Bleeding Heartland)
Community organizer Tabita Green provides a fascinating inside view of a hard-fought local referendum.
A farewell and a vision for campus well-being (Luther College)
While none of us can single-handedly achieve systems change at a national scale, we can look at the systems we control and determine if these environments can be changed to support human and planetary well-being. One such system is a college campus.
From One Parent to Another (Mad in America)
Parents want to know, how did you get through it? What do you suggest? What else can we try?
A new economy: Building community wealth
Tabita asks us to consider a new economy, one where we can build community wealth, where it does not have to be a choice between corporate capitalism or state socialism, where we can create something brand new!
The Difficulty of Challenging Deeply Personal Narratives (Mad in America)
How can we better help people make the connection between mental well-being and social justice?
Optimizing Children’s Mental Health is a Social Justice Issue (Mad in America)
Creating a more equal and just society isn’t merely the right thing to do, it’s the only thing to do if we want a mentally healthy and thriving population.
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.