Monday Morning Mojo

Sign up to receive the weekly Monday Morning Mojo—Seth Kahan’s weekly musings designed to start your week off right! Subscribe safely and you can opt-out at any time.

First Camping Trip

November 27, 2023

I took my daughter, Ruchi, and our two dogs, Divya the puppy, and Kaya the German shepherd, to a local campground last Friday night. It was a first for Ruchi and Divya and we had a blast. As always the trip was full of adventures. Here’s two: 1. After dark a group of eight cyclists …

First Camping Trip Read More »

Best Buddies

November 13, 2023

Divya is on the left, dressed in dark colors at 8 months. Kaya, wearing traditional black and tan, is on the right and is almost 3 years old. Practically inseparable, these two have created their own mini-pack within our larger family system. They walk together, play together, eat together, and even chew rawhide together – …

Best Buddies Read More »

Love, Your Mind

November 6, 2023

The U.S. is in a mental health crisis, with 70 million adults grappling with mental health challenges, many of whom hold attitudes and beliefs that deter them from seeking help. As you may know, I am working with the Huntsman Mental Health Institute to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders on …

Love, Your Mind Read More »

My Grand Challenge Body of Knowledge

October 23, 2023

A few months ago I decided to start documenting my knowledge of how I approach Grand Challenges, big bold goals that take on socially intractable problems. I have been privileged to work on five Grand Challenges: 1. Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation – to measurably improve the health of America’s 4 million nurses 2. The Thriving …

My Grand Challenge Body of Knowledge Read More »

Catchin’ It When You Can

October 16, 2023

I lay down on the floor for a moment and Kaya moved in. Despite her cone head apparatus, she was quick to lay on top of me. Then it was Divya’s turn at my side and before you know it I was a nap time destination in canine world. Kaya is fine. She suffered a …

Catchin’ It When You Can Read More »


October 9, 2023

Last Friday night a close friend and I went to see the latest Cirque du Soleil performance at Tyson’s Corner, Echo. Cirque’s appeal lies in amplifying the …

Cirque Read More »

Follow Your Bliss!

October 2, 2023

Paul Barton is a pianist from Yorkshire who traded the concert hall for the jungles of Thailand, where he performs for blind and handicapped elephants. What a …

Follow Your Bliss! Read More »

Stop Stigma Together

September 25, 2023

My wife, the inimitable Laura Baron, has made another one of her wonderful videos – this one supports the work I am doing to eliminate the stigma …

Stop Stigma Together Read More »

A River of Bricks

September 18, 2023

I find something comforting in the natural decay of brick streets. It speaks to both human ingenuity and the inevitability of time’s irrevocable progress simultaneously. There is …

A River of Bricks Read More »

Beyond the Leash

September 11, 2023

Kaya and I made our annual trip up into the Adirondacks off the grid last month. We were in the woods for four nights and five days. …

Beyond the Leash Read More »

Breaking Assumptions

August 21, 2023

My daughter, Ruchi, is out of town and this picture was taken at bedtime the first night she was gone. It was time for Divya and Kaya …

Breaking Assumptions Read More »

Seth Kahan on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Stigma and the National Grand Challenge To Eliminate It

Stigma – It’s Personal

August 14, 2023

I was very fortunate to have a piece published about some of my work. I know firsthand the impact that stigma around mental health can have, as …

Stigma – It’s Personal Read More »


August 7, 2023

This beautiful painting is actually graffiti that appears underneath an overpass in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. It’s directly across the street from the Frames Bowling Lounge. On a …

Beauty Read More »

Getting What You Need

July 31, 2023

Divya, our newest pack member, has been with us for almost 60 days. She will soon be 5 months old. She is doing very well. In her …

Getting What You Need Read More »

Older Monday Morning Mojo Posts

Scroll to Top