If, like me, you weren’t able to make it to the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence recently posted the Top 10 Moments on their blog. It’s replete with slide deck and video links (including the full presentation of the social determinants of health plenary and VP Biden’s remarks). Check out their Youtube channel […]


May 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

You know I love this RSA Short featuring Brene Brown’s piece on empathy (I use it in a lot of different things I teach), so I was thrilled to see their new piece featuring Brene Brown on blame. I don’t know if it was meant to be, but I think it’s a great {brief} lesson on one […]

I spent a great few days in New Orleans last week with some of my favorite JAGs. This week is all work, with hard deadlines looming in a big way. Still, I had some play time this weekend; it was pretty gorgeous, but I spent plenty of my evening catching up with my twitter feed. […]

Lots of familiar faces in this new video from OVC: Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country… Download the video here.

I was introduced to Dr. Abraham Verghese through a couple different venues, but interestingly all at about the same time. Last night, nursing a nasty headache, I put on his TEDMED talk from last year that looks at language and medicine. I found it utterly compelling, and if you click through, I’ve embedded it here. […]

I hope everyone celebrating holidays over the weekend got their fill of friends, family and food. We certainly did–it was nonstop eating from Friday after work until last night. Thankfully there was a trail run Sunday to break up the feeding frenzy. Pretty quiet around our parts, happily, so while I tried to spend my […]

The Price of Shame

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop…Online, we have a compassion deficit, an empathy crisis…” This one is a must-watch.

I am late in getting this posted–usually I have these ready to go 1st thing in the morning or even the night before. But my day got away from me, and then I had the opportunity to spend the evening dining with most cherished friends, so apologies to those of you who went searching for this […]

The Hunting Ground

February 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Perhaps you’ve already seen the trailer for The Hunting Ground, which is released today. I’m looking forward to seeing it. I am conflicted about the film makers previous work, but it certainly doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for seeing this one.

For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health…There’s a lot to talk about here.  

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