World Mental Health Day and Me

Profile of a head with a tree trunk in the neck and leaves for the brain. World Mental Health Day.

Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a day I’ll admit I’m always conflicted about. I sometimes worry that some of the messaging on mental health and mental illness makes it sound like a meme: “An affirmation a day keeps the shrink…

Assumptions You Hold About Yourself May Affect Your Creativity

I once did a few comedy improv workshops once for troubled teens in a local high school. Most of the scenes were about sex, so I urged the students to try something else. A young man spoke up. “You know we’re teens,…