This month marks the one-year anniversary of what members of the media and activists have named the resistance. In the past year, the resistance has taken many forms, from marches to town hall … [Read More...]
I am a...
As an internist and preventive medicine physician, my expertise spans the fields of medicine, public health, and ethics. In addition to seeing patients and teaching, I work in the areas of human rights and animal protection. While working around the globe, I’ve learned we must heal the world we live in so we can heal ourselves.
Much of my writing – like my daily work – focuses on the link between the vulnerability and resilience of people and animals. I write stories pinned on hope, which is often the first medicine available. My forthcoming book, Phoenix Zones, shows how people and animals across the globe can help each other recover from trauma and heal — an experience known as the “Phoenix Effect.” It is scheduled for publication by University of Chicago Press in Spring 2018.
There is important common ground occupied by those working on behalf of all people and animals – both because of the shared potential for suffering and because many solutions to successfully combat violence are universal. In order to be healthy as individuals and as a society, we must all have a right to freedom, sovereignty, love, justice, and opportunity.
It’s hard to believe we’re now more than a week into 2018, nearly a quarter of the way into the 21st century. With the turn of the calendar, many people have been busy making New Year’s resolutions. … [Read More...]
It’s hard to believe we’re already near the end of 2017. It’s been a whirlwind year of ups and downs that’s found us testing institutions, weeding through facts and lies, and challenged by … [Read More...]