You May Have Read My Work In:
Psychiatry, Love, and the Healing Power of Connection
My TED-style talk at UCLA Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
Practical Advice to Calm Vaccine Anxiety – Happify Daily
Depression in the time of Coronavirus – Healthy Women
Love Is… (Holy Shit, I Have Cancer) – The Huffington Post
44 Ways to Make the Day of Someone With Cancer – The Huffington Post
Integrative Mental Health and the Healing Power of Connection – The Huffington Post
9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior (How to Cultivate Wisdom and Compassion) – The Huffington Post
Cancer Quick-Start Guide
Holy Shit, You’ve Got Cancer
I know a thing or two because I’ve been there a time… well, actually two. I wrote a free guide about dealing with cancer.
Join my email newsletter and you’ll get immediate access to the new guide, along with my toolkit of free resources for coping with anxiety and stress.
Podcasts & Interviews
I Have Reasons to Live – Precarious Podcast with Leah Barrett
I Am Awake – Optimal Living Podcast
How to Find Peace and Calm in a Chaotic World – Optimal Living Podcast
Start a Self-Awareness Practice to Get Unstuck – Unstuckable Podcast
The Importance of Meditation, Gratitude, and How My Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life — Inspiration With Val Podcast
The Medical School Ukulele Song
Wondering what medical school is like? This 5-minute song pretty much sums it up.
The Cancer Rap
I may or may not have been a rapper in a former life. Watch me throw down some fly rhymes.
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