Destigmatize Therapy for Mental Health

Last week was Mental Health Awareness week. I guess I missed it, so this is belated. Though, to paraphrase The Bloggess, “wouldn’t it be awesome to just have to be aware of mental health one week a year?” (Apparently there’s also a month in May.) Anyhow, many people see weeks like this as an opportunity…

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Content Strategy at Verily

It’s been over 5 years since I started a new era at Mad*Pow. And now I’m taking the next step of my career, moving on to Content Strategy Lead at Verily. A Health Content Strategist When I started at Mad*Pow I myself a content strategist who was particularly interested in health and education. That’s part…

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Coping During Coronavirus

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and guilty because everyone in Twitter is suggesting books to read and ways to make this “the best time of you life” but you can barely get out of bed in the morning, please know: this is what depression feels like. — Marli Mesibov (@marsinthestars) March 22, 2020 Lately I’ve had…

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Books I Read in 2019

2019 was a year of “should reads”. As you might expect, most of the books a person is told to read end up disappointing. Eat and Run, though a “must read” for runners, did not inspire me. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and Ragtime (both read with my book club) may be great books,…

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2019 Accomplishments

The end of the calendar year is a good time for reflection. This year I’ve taken on a few initiatives (and furthered some ongoing goals). Here’s how I’m feeling about my professional and personal 2019 accomplishments. Professional Work: Expanding Content Communications I love content strategy because I love communication. Written or verbal, through gestures or…

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Women’s Healthcare and Mary Cain

When I first read Mary Cain’s story of disordered eating, encouraged by her coach, I was sad. But I wasn’t horrified, because I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I was a little relieved to find that an amazing runner like Mary struggled with some of the same challenges I did. The more I follow Mary’s story,…

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Think Global, Act Local

What does it mean to think global and act local? I used to think it was a reminder: don’t lose sight of the people around you, in your quest to save the world. But it can also refer to making small changes that have a large effect. Working in healthcare, education, finance, or government can…

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Books I Read in 2018

2018 has been a busy year, but a good year. I read 68 books, including 7 rereads. 9 books got 5 stars (including a new favorite, Davita’s Harp) and nothing got 1 star, though The Passage was close. Rating the Books I Read If you’re unfamiliar with the rating system, here’s how it works: *…

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