Mischa Barton was recently hospitalized after her neighbors observed her trying to crawl over her backyard fence screaming and exhibiting bizarre and disturbing behavior. Known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the hit TV series The O.C., she was only wearing a tie and shirt as she was hanging over her fence in West… Continue reading Mischa Barton: Deep Emotional Pain from Personal & Celebrity Scrutiny
Grief can be dealt with early in one’s life and better coping mechanisms set up for the unconscious mind to reference leading to a healthier and more emotionally fulfilling life.
In my mind Debbie Reynolds has always been the Unsinkable Molly Brown. No matter what hardship or failure, she grits it back out and turns it around for her good. She lived out that life belief: through family hardships, betrayal, broken marriages, financial devastation, and career reboots. But obviously that belief did not hold when… Continue reading Deadly Grief: Super Star Debbie Reynolds
One of the patterns and very common themes I encounter in working with female clients is what I will classify as “Mean Girls” Syndrome. “Mean Girls” is the 2004 American teen comedy film which portrays female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. Rumors, secrets, and gossip lead to a… Continue reading Randolph’s Viewpoint: The “Mean Girls” Syndrome
The New Year is 2 weeks away. It’s that time of year when with the best of intentions we determine to make a new resolution. Lose weight, new relationships, new business, to do something different to change our lives for the better the next year. Only 5% resolutions happen. Out of 100 resolutions, only 5… Continue reading Randolph’s View: Why New Years Resolutions Don’t Work
Manxiety is as term that many have raised eyebrows and howled at as a new meme for the excuse of distraught male behavior. It’s also a controversial term in that it stirs up backlash of gender bias, purporting the male experience is more superior and important that the woman’s in that it gets its own… Continue reading Randolph’s View: “Manxiety”, A Man’s Worst Fears
Lady Gaga recently went public with her struggle with PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and explained the process of how she acquired it and her decision to be open regarding her “mental illness”. My comments here and review of her testimony and written letter are strictly observational from my experiences as an occupational therapist, life coach… Continue reading Randolph’s Review: Lady Gaga & PTSD. There is a way to move past trauma and not just live w/it
The Holidays are meant to be a Season of Joy and Goodwill. With the Season we get caught up in unpacking and decorating, cleaning and tidying, shopping, entertaining, parties, family dinners, food preparation. All while rushing about town in gridlocked traffic to picking up, delivering, and arriving. With regard to work and the office, there… Continue reading How about some REAL Peace this Year for the Holidays???
Ever wonder why you have relationship issues? When people get into relationships, there’s always the honeymoon period. Love, Passion. There’s this idealized form of love we have in our mind based in part of our own construct of what we witnessed as relationship modeling from our parents, and then add in our cultural, religious, and… Continue reading Why Relationships Fail…Templates of Beliefs and Perceptions
There comes a point when you need SANITY. I had reached a point in my life where it was no longer mentally reasonable or wise use of time to continually focus and obsess over diets, counting calories, diet fads, diet extremes. I’ve had many patients who injured themselves pursuing seemingly innocuous fitness routines, have corrective… Continue reading Finding Sanity: the Return of the Body of my Youth