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My Love/Hate Relationship with HBO's 'Girls'

My Love/Hate Relationship with HBO's 'Girls'

I can’t stop thinking about this last episode of GIRLS, the Season 2 finale in which everyone ends up happy. Adam rescues Hannah. Charlie takes back a crazy Marnie. Shoshana finds a new hot blonde to enjoy. And, of course, Jessa is off “living it up, wearing a crop top.” It reminds me of how I felt when I first listened to One Direction music with my little cousin. I can’t stop thinking, is this the message we want to send?

Fail No More!

Fail No More!

I want to lose weight.  I want a better relationship with my children.  I want more "me time".  I want to be more organized.  I want to make more money.  I want to be less depressed and less anxious.  I want to be happier.   These are some reasons people seek the help of a psychologist or other mental health professional.  Many have sought help before and found it was unproductive.

How Do You Respond To Compliments?

How Do You Respond To Compliments?

How do you respond to a compliment? Do you wave it off, ignore it, or mumble and fumble for words?  Some people have difficulty handling compliments. Some feel awkward and undeserving, resorting to self-deprecation, with "It was nothing, really."  Some get pompous and over-congratulatory.  None of these responses are appropriate.  In this article, you’ll learn about the two ways people receive compliments as well as what to say in return.

Oz the Great Narcissist & Why You Should Not Date One

Oz the Great Narcissist & Why You Should Not Date One

I went to see the new Disney movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, as soon as it came out. I wanted to see it for all the reasons that the millions of people – who paid over $80 million the opening weekend – wanted to see it.  But I wanted to see it for personal reasons as well. I wrote a book on the Wizard of Oz (entitled Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst) and I wanted to see how the Wizard that I wrote about compared to Wizard in the movie … and I did (See Article entitled, Oz the Great and Powerful Relationship

Less Talk, More Action

Less Talk, More Action

Those of you who have read my articles know that I am always talking about the importance of good communication, urging better communication, and giving skills for being better understood. Communication is one of the most important aspects of relationships; positive and negative. However, talk is not necessarily communication; and there are lots of non-verbal ways to communicate.  

How To Take Care Of Your Pets & Your Mental Health

How To Take Care Of Your Pets & Your Mental Health

Many people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues sometimes have a difficult time taking care of their pets. Here are some ideas on how to take care of your pets while you deal with your mental health needs.   Focus on doing what is most important in taking care of your pet. Feeding your pet, making sure their health is ok, and making sure they are living in a safe environment is what is most important.

Tips On How To Find A Good Mental Health Therapist

Tips On How To Find A Good Mental Health Therapist

Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors and you have your not so great counselors. The key is to find one that will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor. 1. Talk To Your Doctor Or Primary Care Physician

How Celebrities Can Deal With Their Fans

How Celebrities Can Deal With Their Fans

Many celebrities can find it difficult to deal with their fans. Here are some suggestions on how celebrities can manage the stresses and anxieties of making your fans happy.   The most important thing to do is to know where you stand on a certain issue. Ask yourself if you are willing to do something that your fans want you do. Think about it and determine for yourself where you stand on a certain task or issue. Ask yourself if it is the right thing to do and if it is legal. Determine what you want to do.  

How Celebs Can Deal With The Pressures Of Hollywood

How Celebs Can Deal With The Pressures Of Hollywood

Many celebrities deal with the pressures of Hollywood on a regular basis. Here are some suggestions on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of dealing with peer pressure when working in Hollywood.   1. Know Where You Stand. Ask yourself if you are willing to do something that your friends want you do. Think about it and determine for yourself where you stand on a certain task or issue. Determine what you want to do in terms of your career goals.