As a Colorado mother whose family has been devastated by teen marijuana use, I was quite interested when the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) released two important studies on August 3, 2020: THC in Colorado Marijuana, and its Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) 2019 Supplemental.… Read the rest
Continuing our series on Johnny’s most important values, he listed his fourth value as Enthusiasm. It probably won’t surprise you to learn it’s one of my personal values as well. I make much of my living as a professional speaker on the topics of productivity and time management, and without enthusiasm, I couldn’t do my job well.… Read the rest
Hello Army of the Engaged! For 710 Day on Friday, I’m looking for ten partners who will help Johnny’s Ambassadors with a Facebook fundraiser (read below if you don’t know about 710 Day—we are working to educate others and save lives!).… Read the rest
Like so many important topics, it’s hard to pinpoint the perfect time to have “The Drug Talk” with your kids. You don’t need to worry about the tiny tots, since they’re rarely out of an adult’s supervision. But many experts suggest you do begin talking to your kids about drugs when they are fairly young.… Read the rest
Continuing our Mental Health Month theme, I’m introducing a four-part series (this is part 1) on how to talk to your kids about drugs and why drugs are so bad for them from a mental health perspective.
You’ve probably seen this topic addressed before—maybe even a lot.… Read the rest
Dr. Lorna M. Breen, a top ER doctor who treated virus patients in a Manhattan hospital, recently died by suicide. According to her father, her job treating Coronavirus patients in an overwhelming wave killed her.
During this pandemic, your own employees may be experiencing similar stress, anxiety, and even severe depression.… Read the rest
I’m delighted to announce that through your contributions to our new nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, JOHNNY has come to life as a cartoon and is ready to do something important in this world! Our mission is to educate parents and teens about the dangers of adolescent substance abuse and help parents have conversations with their children.… Read the rest
I woke with a start. It was 1:03 AM on Thursday, November 20, 2019. I reached over to pick up the phone, fully expecting to see Johnny’s name on the screen again, and instead, it said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.… Read the rest
When my forever 19-year-old son, Johnny, was a young boy, he and I had a “secret” that we kept to ourselves. I told him God told me when he was born he was going to do something really important in this world.… Read the rest