As we get closer to the publication of my new book, Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives, I’d like to share some of its principal ideas with you. An extra bonus? At the end of … [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 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.”
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.
March 12th marks the 130th anniversary of the death of Henry Bergh — a diplomat, philanthropist, and co-founder of the child protection movement. At a time when children enjoyed few legal rights, in … [Read More...]
Recently, I wrote about what we can each do to create meaningful change – including through our purchases. For a more in-depth look, check out my recent conversation with Sica Schmitz, founder of Bead … [Read More...]