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Getting Touchstone Events Right Matters: Here’s Why

July 16, 2024

Grand Challenges are driven forward by events, large and small. Every meeting provides a surge energized by those bond towards a common goal.

The First Annual Stop Stigma Together Summit is Coming to Salt Lake City This Summer

May 29, 2024

Stop Stigma Together is a crucial Touchstone Event to end the stigma against mental illness and substance use disorder.

The First National Summit to End Stigma: You’re Invited!

May 9, 2024

Learn how this Grand Challenge is scaling exponentially for maximum national impact to reduce mental health stigma together.


Creating a Social Movement? Implement the Plan

April 24, 2024

Implementing the Plan is incredibly exciting because it’s where the rubber meets the road. It creates the impact of a Grand Challenge.


A Grand Challenge Design Summit Unites Participants, Catalyzes Thrust

April 1, 2024

A Design Summit has insularity. The intent is to create a time away from day-to-day life where a new movement can be launched.

Why Is the Health of Nurses So Important?

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Challenge Five Years In

March 8, 2024

America’s 4 million registered nurses are suffering. Their health is worse than the average American in every dimension except smoking.

Want to Drive Change? Recognize Interdependencies

February 15, 2024

Wicked problems are complex system problems that demand interventions and the Grand Challenge methodology is a means of developing them.


Enmeshed in Systems? Change the Gears

January 31, 2024

The world is burning and churning; problems are everywhere. They are formidable because the gears mesh on many levels, keeping multiple systems entrained.


Shatterproof Leads the Charge in Eradicating Addiction Stigma Across America

January 24, 2024

Gary Mendell started Shatterproof to change the way addiction is viewed in America. This is a real-world, real-time state and community-based example of the Collective Impact model.


January 22, 2024

The four-armed, elephant-headed god of the Hindu pantheon is the remover of obstacles and the bearer of […]


July 15, 2024

As you read this, I will be hiking into the backcountry of the Adirondacks in New York, […]

Driving Lessons!

July 8, 2024

This last week, I had the opportunity to spend 5 hours helping my daughter, Ruchi, learn to […]

The Bipolar General

July 2, 2024

Major General Gregg Martin is a United States Army two-star general who retired in 2014. From July […]


June 24, 2024

I am in Salt Lake City getting ready for the 1st National Summit to End Stigma, which […]

Heart of the Wilderness

June 17, 2024

Well, you knew this was coming after last week’s post, right? Here is my beloved Kaya, who […]

Into the Woods

June 10, 2024

Got my list out. Getting ready to go in the woods for a personal retreat with my […]

Baby Divya

June 3, 2024

Affectionately known as little demon, our youngest pack member is Divya. She is now a little over […]

Looking for Mental Health Influencers

May 27, 2024

No doubt you have already read about Stop Stigma Together, the national Grand Challenge to eliminate the […]

Dogs in Training

May 20, 2024

My daughter and I are training our dogs. In the picture above, we have taken them to […]


May 13, 2024

Driving home from dinner Saturday evening, we saw one of the brightest rainbows I’ve ever witnessed. The […]

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