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The United States: Built By People Who Said Yes

The United States: Built By People Who Said Yes

Throughout American history, in workplaces, schools, and in government, it has always been easier to say “no.” “No, the immigrants are not up to our standards.” “No, women or people of color cannot be trusted to vote.” “No, it is not possible to take care of the...

Our Biggest Danger: Chronic Disease

Our Biggest Danger: Chronic Disease

What is our biggest danger? Immigrants? Foreign governments? Religions we don’t understand? You could make a better argument that the largest threat to what we value most (happy family and health) is chronic disease. Those loudly publicized topics don’t come anywhere...

3 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Your Health

It’s no secret that different people have different responses to food intake. By ingesting a single piece of bread, different people will respond with a blood sugar rise ranging from 10% to 100%. The reason we are individually different is part how we are wired, part...

Equity Is Our Quiet Failure And Our Biggest Potential

Equity Is Our Quiet Failure And Our Biggest Potential

Those of you who are leaders in business and in your community are likely personally familiar with the following scenarios. When you do something well, you receive glowing headlines, and when you do something poorly, the headlines are screaming with outrage. But when...

Insights From TEDMED 2017

Insights From TEDMED 2017

TEDMED hosted its latest conference in early November in Palm Springs, CA. The event featured many outstanding speakers and conversations led by thought leaders hoping to inspire a healthier world. Below is a selection of the most powerful presentations I attended at...

Staff Fear: Common, Expensive, Preventable

Staff Fear: Common, Expensive, Preventable

Business leaders in all industries are constantly searching for ways to boost morale, improve efficiency and become more competitive. In pursuit of those worthy goals, business leaders are also searching for the internal roadblocks that might impede success. Things...

How To Retain Bright, Young Millennials: Live It Or Lose Them

How To Retain Bright, Young Millennials: Live It Or Lose Them

Ah, millennials—their work habits, their priorities, the struggle to hire them, the struggle to keep them. These are no doubt familiar pain points for many in the business world. Millennials’ lack of engagement is well documented, but whose problem is it, really? To...

Beyond The Celebrities And The CEOs- Admissions And Allegations

The recent avalanche of allegations, admissions and apologies for terrible behavior is crushing. This painful but important step forward is long overdue. For too long women have been treated poorly, ignored or abused even further by retribution or retaliation for...

Think The Opioid Problem Won't Affect You? It Already Has

People are dying faster and in greater numbers than ever before. Opioid Problem- think it won’t affect you? It already has. It is important that we don’t get used to the numbers. 2016 saw more deaths from drug overdose than those from gun violence or HIV, in large...

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