Welcome to TRUE LIVING, my personal blog and speaker website, where as a physician and psychiatrist, I offer unique insight and advice to help you experience true living and be blessed with joy, health, love and success.
I write and speak on a range of topics from health and wellbeing to relationships and parenting. I’m a child psychiatrist so I can’t resist at least occasionally talking about children and parenting. I will also touch on technical subjects related to neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology as well as the occasional inspirational topic.
Currently, I’m mostly focused on dating and relationships, since I was recently single and experiencing the joys of dating. Being twice divorced I was determined to figure it out and get it right this time. After all, if I can’t figure it out as a psychiatrist, what hope does anyone else have beyond being lucky?
The good news is that I was able to figure out a system for finding the right person to marry that is simple enough that you don’t need to spend a decade in psychology graduate school to use successfully. I am making this bold claim, because I’ve taught it to my single friends and co-workers and seen amazing results.
However, the best part is that my system has even helped my married and coupled friends have better relationships without having to find someone new. My system gave them a different perspective on their relationship and taught simple skills — usually only to one partner — that led to renewed passion and commitment.
In addition to my dating/relationship system, I will also touch on spiritual and inspirational topics from time to time; not to be preachy, just to help you live a better life. I usually post two to three times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. It just depends on if I have something worth saying. I will never post, just to post, which leads me to my next point.
I have two rules about what I post. It has to be helpful to you in some way and I must personally believe it; meaning I would make the same recommendation to a family member or close friend. I don’t regurgitate the same stuff everyone else says, even if it is what all the “experts” say, unless I personally believe it. I will give you the straight dope; what I actually do, not what I have to say to patients.
Yes, doctors often have to say and do things certain ways, either because of our fear of being sued or because of some hospital or insurance company rule or some state or federal regulation. That doesn’t even include the voluminous rules and regulations for Medicaid and Medicare that increasingly determine how medicine is practiced in the US.
As I said previously, I am a practicing child and adult psychiatrist (you have to be trained in adult psychiatry before you can train in child psychiatry). In fact, I am an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at a US medical school, but this is my personal website and my university doesn’t like faculty or students to use it’s name online or on social media. So my university shall remain anonymous.
Print, Radio, TV, and Public Speaking
In addition to my blog, I am frequently invited to appear as a guest commentator on various media outlets both print and TV. If you are a producer or reporter, request my media kit.
I am also a skilled and experienced public speaker and have spoken to public audiences dozens and dozens of times (on top of hundreds of academic lectures I’ve given). In fact, I am known for my dynamic and entertaining style as well as my gift for explaining highly technical subjects in understandable and meaningful ways to lay audiences.
You can check out my speaker’s page for upcoming talks, request my Speaker One Pages for the different talks I’ve already prepared and even check my availability. I can also craft custom talks to fit your audience, though it does cost more than ones I’ve already prepared (I put a lot of research and effort in to preparing a talk so it’s it excellent and carefully targeted to your audience).
You can contact me directly if you have a question, but please be aware that any information I may provide is not psychiatric or medical advice and is not a substitute for psychiatric or medical diagnosis or treatment. Furthermore, communicating with me through this website or by email does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
This is my personal blog and website and as such it solely reflects my personal opinions. Nothing on this website can be construed as reflecting the opinions of my unnamed employer or my fellow employees. Also, information on this website is not psychiatric or medical advice and should never be used as a substitute for psychiatric or medical diagnosis or treatment. In addition, use of this website or communicating with me via email or at a conference or other public appearance does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.