Archives for May 2015

Be the Hope

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!

In April 1989, a stranger came to visit me in the most unlikely of places, a psychiatric ward and gave me the gift of hope that changed my life forever, and continues to transform the lives of thousands of people around the world. Although her visit was short, she taught me that a random act of kindness can give hope and change a life forever. For years, I have wanted to share her story with the world. And, on May 2nd, I finally had the opportunity to do so at TEDx MtHood. Hope my TED talk inspires you to BE THE HOPE, change a life, and heal the world, one person at a time.

Please share my TED talk with your family, friends, and colleagues and encourage them to BE THE HOPE. Thank you!

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The Healing Power of Anger

A couple of days ago, I watched an awe-inspiring TED Talk by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offering a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In his powerful talk, he shared how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage.

I invite you to watch this incredible talk and get inspired to channel your anger at injustice into a healing force to create a more just and peaceful world for all of us.Like many of you, I was raised to perceive anger to be a destructive emotion, one which I needed to suppress and control. But, listening to Kailash speak helped me realize that anger can be transformed into collective action to overcome many a global injustice – whether it is child labor or the stigma and discrimination marginalizing the lives of people living with mental illness.

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