I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!

***Listen to my podcast about anxiety***

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.

Can We Live In Peace ?

Just over a week ago I was scared and praying for my sister who is a student at UCLA because some angry and unstable man decided to travel to the school and shoot a former professor. And the school reacted like it was a possible mass shooting. The incident held people's attention for a short time, then America moved on.

Then today I woke up and learned that 50 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Fifty people. Fifty people told someone they loved them for the last time, because a deranged man had a gun in his hand and hate in his heart. It's being reported as the largest mass shooting. Most of the victims were gay Latino men. I wonder if there both homophobic and racist motives behind these killings.

Will America mourn this tragedy for a few days then move on like we've done other shootings? People shouldn't be afraid to go to the mall, movies, nightclub, school, places of worship, etc. We've got to do something. A meme and a hashtag aren't enough.

The shooter claimed to be affiliated with ISIS but I'm not buying it. I think he was homophobic and hate drove him him. People just want to live in peace.