Activist Melody Moezzi’s The Rumi Prescription a timely tour de force

  I interviewed Melody Moezzi a few years ago after I finished her first and second books War on Error and Haldol and Hyacinths. Melody, who is Iranian-American, is an activist, lawyer, writer. She also happens to be diagnosed bipolar 1. As I read her newest book The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic PoetContinue reading “Activist Melody Moezzi’s The Rumi Prescription a timely tour de force”

Dear Young Rocker, a binge worthy break from the Coronavirus

  Chelsea Ursin, of Boston, saw her younger self as wild but fragile. She’s the creator of the Dear Young Rocker podcast a memoir about her adolescent rage and angst and how she channeled these feelings through music—rock music. Her fave band as a teen Smashing Pumpkins. Ursin, when asked, said three words to describeContinue reading “Dear Young Rocker, a binge worthy break from the Coronavirus”

Social Media Entrepreneur and Advocate Hannah Blum Publishes New Book

UPDATE: I interviewed Hannah Blum for this blog in 2018. I’m delighted to say her new book The Truth about Broken: the Unfixed Version of Self-Love is for sale on Amazon. A combination of memoir and the quotes and poetry that went viral on her Instagram account, Blum’s writing is raw and beautiful. She doesContinue reading “Social Media Entrepreneur and Advocate Hannah Blum Publishes New Book”

Being There: What Friendship and Connection Can Teach Us about Life

Being present and in the moment when family and friends need you means a lot to people. I learned this from my grandfather who showed up with cards and chocolates on Valentine’s Day during my childhood. He visited me when I was alone and on my own cross-country in Chicago. He was the only oneContinue reading “Being There: What Friendship and Connection Can Teach Us about Life”

Why There Shouldn’t be a Stigma on Going to Therapy

I’m one to believe that everyone should get six months of therapy in their life. Here are six reasons no one should ever feel ashamed of seeing a therapist. It’s just Talk. There’s nothing wrong with an impartial ear to listen to you work through an issue. Everything you say is kept confidential. It’s notContinue reading “Why There Shouldn’t be a Stigma on Going to Therapy”

Caroline Mazel-Carlton, fellow voice hearer and aspiring rabbi, talks about creating sacred spaces for mental health and beyond

At one time, Caroline Mazel-Carlton found herself in a psychiatric group home with no job, no degrees, a psychiatric and criminal history. Volunteering a her local Jewish Community Center (JCC), she was searching for something to give her life meaning and allow her to bring her large, intense personality to play. She found roller derby.Continue reading “Caroline Mazel-Carlton, fellow voice hearer and aspiring rabbi, talks about creating sacred spaces for mental health and beyond”

Inclusive Cafe Gives Jobs and Hope to People of All Abilities, Makes people see everyone is human

Harold Johnson, 22, does not let anything stop him. He’s studying online to obtain his travel certification to become a travel agent. He’s CEO of his own company the Thoughtful Travelers. And, he does all this while struggling with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and anxiety. Susan Johnson and Steve Tarca are Harold’s parents. They said itContinue reading “Inclusive Cafe Gives Jobs and Hope to People of All Abilities, Makes people see everyone is human”

Bipolar Me: From Blog to Book A Guest Blog from Author Janet Coburn

  Written by Janet Coburn I just had a book, Bipolar Me, published. I never meant to write a book. Wait, let’s back that up a bit. All my life I wanted to write a book, but when I started my Bipolar Me blog, I had no idea it would turn into a book. IContinue reading “Bipolar Me: From Blog to Book A Guest Blog from Author Janet Coburn”