Not Your Typical Dog Books for Kids: Media That Matters

Mar. 23, 2015 "Dogs make the best teachers"...Today is National Puppy Day, time to give a big "paws up" to our friends at A Puppy's New Home, creating respect, social emotional learning, and diversity … [Read more...]

“Tuesday Tucks Me In” Awarded Best Amazon KidLit 2014

Nov. 11, 2015 Update: This Veteran's Day I'll be with my own dad, USN Ret. Capt. A.R. Jussel sharing time and tranquility in an eldercare community in the Sierra Foothills saluting several who have … [Read more...]

War Games Blitz the Homefront: Halo 4, Call of Duty Livestream

Nov. 12, 2012 There’s irony noting many who’ve never served in the armed forces are in a firestorm of shoot ‘em ups with newly hyped titles lobbed into the media mix like grenades bombarding the … [Read more...]

Dark Knight Rises: Resources to Reassure Kids

July 20, 2012 “Some Joker has to ruin it all,” a young ticket holder shaking his head fumed as news of the Batman movie premiere tragedy shot through every media channel from mobile to … [Read more...]

It’s Veteran’s Day: If I Have To Tell You One More Time…

Nov. 11, 2011 As schools let out for the Friday Veteran’s Day holiday, I double-dog dare you to ask each child why they get the day off and submit the answers here for a positive parenting … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day Snapshot: Kids Speak About Military Family Life

Nov 11, 2010 As a global citizen coming from a lifelong military family background, Veteran’s Day is a touchy topic with me, as I’ve written before, “it’s not about mattress sales” and it’s not … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Salute: Reverence, Reflection, Resources

May 27, 2016 Update Poignant new documentary trailer/film fundraiser about the impact of war on military families, called "Weight of Honor" which is a solemn reminder of sacrifices made, lives changed … [Read more...]

MyVetwork: Connecting The Digital Dots For Veterans Globally

Nov. 11, 2009 With the outpouring of sadness regarding Fort Hood, the scary statistics surfacing on PTSD and women soliders under 'friendly fire' from missles of a different kind, and … [Read more...]

Virtual Reality Meets Health2.0 For Kids Wellness & Therapy

Oct. 9, 2009 Once upon a time in my former life as a creative director and copywriter, I was asked to create a compelling headline for a learning simulation  where young Stanford law students could … [Read more...]

Therapeutic Impacts of Virtual Worlds: Using New Media Positively

Aug. 8, 2016 Please pitch in to add your data/case studies from VR pain management to VR for psychiatric use and more... ...Currently working on an update about positive media innovation including … [Read more...]

Virtual Healing: War Torn Teens Face Reality Post-Iraq Duty

Aug. 20, 2016 Update Excellent points made in this MindShift feature on using virtual reality with children and adolescents. As Stanford begins to explore the positive use of VR in psychiatry and … [Read more...]