I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!

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This Friday, Jan 26th I will be speaking about living with anxiety challenges and mental health for Creative Mornings. I HATE anxiety. Hate it. But my love for stopping mental health stigma by sharing my story is stronger. I'll also talk about facing our normal, everyday anxieties.

Registration opens this Monday at 11am. They go quick so make sure you sign up ASAP.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Pres. Obama Puts His Stamp On The Health Care Bill

Well there you have it. The president's own signature on the Health Care Bill. I'm still in a bit of shock that after decades of trying to change health care, something is being done. There are some things in the bill I like and some I don't like. I'm sure things will be added over time.

Two posts ago I wrote about Nancy Pelosi's role but President Obama recognized another Nancy who he called the unsung hero in their push for reform--Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform. Read about her in a Time magazine article from last year. She studied at Harvard and Oxford University. During the Clinton administration she was the administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, overseeing Medicare and Medicaid. And she has worked with corporations. From Nancy DeParle to Sarah Palin and Diane Sawyer who should have been anchor for World News Tonight years ago--women are doing it.

Photo Credits
1. Pres. Obama's signature on the Health Reform Bill (Chuck Kennedy)
2. Pres. Obama and Vice President Biden speak with White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle following historic signing. (Pete Souza)
*All photos from White House Flickr Photostream