What We’re Reading – February 2020

2020 is off and running. With so many articles shared daily, it can be hard to keep up—so we’ve rounded up our favorite reads this month. To make things easier on you, we organized them from shortest to longest, including an estimated read time.

This is what we’re reading —

Air taxis, Hyperloop, self-driving cars: What your commute could look like in 2030

USA Today
January 21, 2020

Supposedly in just a few years we’ll have methods of transportation aimed to eliminate barriers of distance and time. Great news for all of us that are slaves to our daily commute!

2 minute read


How to start therapy

January 23, 2020

Plenty of people put off seeking treatment or try to ignore symptoms because mental health is often easier to brush off as not urgent. Learn what your clients go through before walking through the doors of your office.

3 minute read

Why involve siblings in speech-language intervention?

LeaderLive by ASHA
January 8, 2020

An SLP with personal experience shares insights on the benefits of involving siblings in treatment, especially for early intervention.

5 minute read

5 ways to reach peak performance as an entrepreneur in the new year

December 8, 2019

Many entrepreneurs and CEOs insist on planning for their day during the morning. But the Ivy Lee method, pioneered in 1918, suggests a slightly different approach.

6 minute read

Comic Gary Gulman fights depression with laughter in his HBO special and live shows

LA Times
January 8, 2020

“…laughter, while a powerful medicine, can’t cure everything. But just by talking about his depression, he believes he has given others the courage to step up and confront their demons as well.”

7 minute read

A parent’s guide to sadfishing, explained by a teenager

December 3, 2019 

“Sadfishing is when someone exaggerates their emotional state in order to get sympathy or attention from an audience. Generally, this shows up on social media in different forms, whether that be in tweets, Instagram captions, or Facebook status updates.”

9 minute read 

‘I Believe in Love’: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Final Year, In Her Own Words

Gen by Medium

“Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of the groundbreaking 1994 memoir Prozac Nation, recently passed away at age 51 after a battle with breast cancer. This is the last piece she wrote… it eloquently and honestly describes a situation that we can all relate to—the pain of her marriage falling apart.”

10 minute read


In Appalachia, crafting a road to recovery with dulcimer strings

NY Times
January 3, 2020

Last year, an unlikely group of renegades—suspender-wearing luthiers from the Appalachian Artisan Center here—embarked on a novel approach to the hopelessness of addiction.

20 minute read 

How’s Work?

Podcast by Esther Perel

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, looks at how our relational habits impact the connections we make in the workforce. She pushes us to change our perspective on these relationship dynamics through one-time therapy sessions recorded with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues.

9 Episodes 


The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It

Book by Marty Makary, MD

Dr. Makary, one of the nation’s leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble and how we can fight rising costs.

288 pages

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