Quote for Today: Bessel van der Kolk

Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives. Numerous studies of disaster response around the globe have shown that social support is the most powerful protection against becoming overwhelmed by stress and trauma. Social support is … Continue reading Quote for Today: Bessel van der Kolk

NBC Nightly News Broadcast: Houston Grand Opera Recovers

Here is a link to the NBC News spot that covers the opening of the Houston Grand Opera season in the brand new Resilience Theater in George R. Brown Convention Center. I was happy to speak about my beloved company and to share the roller coaster ride we have been experiencing since Hurricane Harvey. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/houston-opera-house-heals-after-hurricane-harvey-1083209283757

From Home to Workplace: Finding the Spirit of Resilience after Hurricane Harvey

During Hurricane Harvey our home flooded for the third time, this time with a staggering amount of water... the high watermark stood at 56". That's 4'8". Enough water to come up to my eye level. Thankfully we were long evacuated at that point, and were able to remove many precious items. Our grand piano flipped … Continue reading From Home to Workplace: Finding the Spirit of Resilience after Hurricane Harvey