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
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
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.
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