This oped was first published in The Globe & Mail on June 29, 2017.
Pro athletes, celebrities, Fortune 100 CEOs and Silicon Valley billionaires have rhapsodized on how meditation and mindfulness are the most effective tools for health, personal performance and well-being since, well, exercise. Like yoga and running before it, mindfulness tools and meditation programs are now big business – with popular apps like Headspace, the Mindfulness App and Buddhify receiving tens of millions of downloads.
Bryce Canyon at sunrise. This was good my mental health.
This article was first published in Fast Company on May 4th, 2016.
By one recent measure, companies are now pouring over $70 billion a year into corporate training in the U.S., an investment that’s been growing at record rates in years following the recovery from the last financial crisis.
But there’s one area that most of those resources will barely touch: mental wellness. That’s despite growing evidence of a serious need for employers to step up and take better care of their employees’ mental health.
I love this picture – original art for the piece by Todays Parent. Thank you for making it awesome.
This is an issue I struggle with constantly and ironically, am often very envious of parents who unlike me can just commit to an organized religion. This article was eight months in the making and was first published in the December 2015 issue of Today’s Parent with the headline, “Raising a question of faith,” p. 74-76.