Bills Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Mariah Baughn, MD, and I discuss the Start School Later Bill from the perspective of a pathologist and parent. We talk about the fact that high schools aren’t doing enough to help teens get enough sleep. Mariah tells about her personal experience with start times. For example, her son is entering high school this coming year. Unfortunately, very few of the available schools have start times after 8:30. We also discuss how parents, students, and anyone interested can get involved with the Start School Later organization. … More Bills Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Bills Episode 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

In today’s episode I talk with Dr. Irena Keller, who has a PhD in Change, Development, and Plasticity from University of California, Berkeley.  She is the leader of Start School Later’s California Chapter and an active supporter of California Senator Anthony Portantino’s Start School Later Bill. We discuss the science of sleep, the benefits of later start times, and the progress of the bill in the California Legislature. … More Bills Episode 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

How to be happier, healthier, and more productive. . .

Waking up early gives me two extra hours to be productive everyday. … More How to be happier, healthier, and more productive. . .

Follow your dreams, literally.

Why do we dream? Are dreams beneficial? Can we dream more? All of these are questions I will be answering in this post… … More Follow your dreams, literally.

Why you should keep on listening to music…

Deciding what to write on this week was about the same as usual, I finished up my homework, while listening to music of course, then I started looking up things to write on. But little did I know that one of my little habits was doing a lot of good for me, and was also … More Why you should keep on listening to music…