Randolph’s Viewpoint: The “Mean Girls” Syndrome

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

Randolph’s View: “Manxiety”, A Man’s Worst Fears

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

Randolph’s Review: Lady Gaga & PTSD. There is a way to move past trauma and not just live w/it

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

Finding Sanity: the Return of the Body of my Youth

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’ Dilemma: Whitney and Private Addiction

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

Grief, Pain, Addiction, Substance Abuse: the Athlete.

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.