Help Hoist This Flag

For almost 40-years I have walked the transformative journey from doctor to healer with my friend, colleague, and co-author, Dr. Howard Silverman. He has also incorporated rituals, ceremonies, humanitarian clowning/improvisational principles in his clinical work. He...

Inauguration and Super Bowl as Healing Rituals

The unprecedented assault on democracy when rioters invaded the Capitol urged on by Trump’s incendiary exhortations, left me so wounded and dispirited I thought we may never close the gap that divides us as a Nation. Two weeks later the Inauguration of a new President...

Holiday Magic and Miracles

The current turmoil of politics and pandemic has left my spirit lagging. I needed to take a break from these demoralizing times, and when my dear friend George invited me to go camping for a few days, I leapt at the opportunity. He has an exquisitely outfitted RV,...

Heartache and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving time is a difficult for our family. Two years ago, over this holiday we lost our 21-year-old granddaughter/daughter/ niece/cousin to a fatal anaphylactic reaction to a peanut allergy. This unspeakable tragedy has been the greatest trauma ever to befall...

Society for Information Management (SIM) virtual meeting

These are chaotic times. We live in a world that communicates in a new way, but one in which it’s increasingly difficult to understand what is being said; a time of political upheaval where the institutions that once sustained us have been found to be undependable,...