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
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
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
Clive Davis in promoting his upcoming biographical documentary, reveals his letter regarding his most famous client, Whitney Houston, where he pleads with Whitney that it’s time she got help. After attending the Michael Jackson 2001 tribute where Clive watched Whitney perform, he shares with her that when he got home he cried. He implores her… Continue reading Clive Davis’ Dilemma: Whitney and Private Addiction
Having a client in the UFC, I have been intently following the world of MMA fighting and recently read about the death earlier this month of UFC middle weight fighter Josh Samman. After being found unresponsive at his apartment, Samman died after being in a coma for 6 days. His friend Troy Kirkingburg was also… Continue reading Grief, Pain, Addiction, Substance Abuse: the Athlete.
I had to find a way to lose weight and keep it off that did not involve stressing diet plan or exercise regimen.
Click for brief video, Would you continue to eat something knowing that it would make you sick? If you were eating something that was making you sick, Really Sick, maybe this is all I got to eat but it’s making me SICK!!! Well guess what, we all do it in that there’s a destructive relationship… Continue reading Would you continue to eat something if you knew it was making you SICK???
I recently was asked to be an “Extra” in a movie being filmed here in Washington, DC. I was in the “background” as a media/press cameraman but I had no idea as to what, where, how the scene fit into the movie. As you know these movies are not shot in any particular order, but… Continue reading The Movie Extra: The Drama of Overplaying our Emotional Pain
A recent survey by Harris Poll indicated 69% of managers were uncomfortable communicating with their employees. A Gallup poll of US Employee Engagement shows 32.5% of employees felt they were engaged at their job; so that would infer 67.5% of employees felt they were NOT engaged. In another poll by Gallup, employees were asked if… Continue reading Avoidaholics: The Uncomfortable Communication between Managers and Employees