Archive for October, 2012

Weekend Reading: Joseph Burgo, Ph.D Explains Our Defense Mechanisms

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Another one of Psych Central’s own mental health bloggers has penned a masterpiece!

(Okay, maaaaaybe I’m just a little biased :) )

Psychotherapist and author Joseph Burgo, Ph.D, of Psych Central’s Therapy Case Notes and his own After Psychotherapy, releases his new book Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives, this Monday (October 29, 2012).

Why Do I Do That? draws on Burgo’s 30+ years of experience to help readers better understand – and manage – their defense mechanisms. Relationships, self-esteem, emotional life, expectations – Burgo covers it all.

I’ve nabbed a copy of the official press release below.

Celebrity Cheaters: Saving a Relationship After Infidelity

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Ashton Kutcher. Jesse James. Tiger Woods.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian.

Seem like the celebrity cheaters pool is a little on the deep side?

Eh, sort of, but I feel like – as is the case with most celebrity-related “scandals” – we just see more of what’s going on with the rich and famous.

Apparently, Your Tango Expert and Relationship Coach Nina Atwood feels there’s not that much difference between celebrity cheating and the infidelity the rest of we pedestrians deal with…

…at least, in terms of recovering from it.

Weekend Viewing: Celebrities Who Strut Their Unconventional Stuff!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

In honor of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Yahoo! TV posted a piece about Hollywood lookers who have…well, not-so-average looks, by Hollywood standards.

Not Your Average Hollywood Lookers

On the list were some of the industry’s most ridiculously successful stars who just happen to not fit the conventional Hollywood ideal, including Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi, Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet, and Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons.

Oh, and of course Mad Men‘s gorgeous Christina Hendricks and her voluptuous curves made the list (take that, F-bomb!).

These celebs show that you don’t have to fit into some kind of mold to be successful, you don’t have to meet some kind of silly standard to be talented, and there is no official checklist for beauty.

Check it out!

Then, come back and let us know in the comments below what makes YOU unconventional? Which of your features isn’t “normal” or “average” by society’s standards, but that you make rock for you every day?

Has ‘Mad Men’ Actress Christina Hendricks Created a New F-Bomb?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks was recently in Australia for a 2012 Spectacle Wearer of the Year event, a contest that awards one lucky winner a year-long modeling contract with MOT Models, a London modeling agency.

However, the focus was more on her curves than her peepers.

During a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate Waterhouse, Christina Hendricks talked about how she’d been spending her time in Australia, how “Mad Men” has affected not only her life, but the lives of her co-stars, and – naturally – her love for glasses.

Yet, the 37-year-old actress drew the line when Waterhouse wanted to discuss the inspiration Hendricks has provided as a full-figured woman:

Weekend Reading: Singer-Songwriter Ryan Bingham Believes Music Rescued Him

Friday, October 12th, 2012

So, remember that Ryan Bingham trip I said I booked?

Tonight’s the night!

(Actually, I’m probably on the road as you read this.)

Because I’ve written about Ryan Bingham before, and because he recently had some interesting things to say about music in light of his new album release (and, of course, because I’m seeing him tonight), I thought we were due another Bingham post.

World Mental Health Day: 10 Ways to Treat Yourself Like a Rockstar!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Monday was my birthday, and instead of reflecting on everything I’ve learned over the years (like I did when I turned 30), I spent it treating myself like a rockstar.

I took the day off and did solely what I wanted to do (as long as it was good for me, of course!). I ate great food, did some shopping, and basked in the glow of people who love me.

I highly recommend it, for both your mental health and physical health.

Why not treat yourself like a rockstar in honor of this World Mental Health Day?

Britney Spears And Demi Lovato Shine On The X Factor

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

In the year 2012, current gigs as The X Factor judges are the cherries on the cake for singers-actresses Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

Both ladies have publicly endured some trying times over the past few years (Lovato completed rehab for emotional and physical issues and Spears, well, we all remember).

2012 has brought happier times, though.

Even though aspects of her personal and professional life is still heavily monitored (the pop star is still under conservatorship), Spears continues to flourish. VH1 ranked Spears 11th on its 2012 “100 Greatest Women in Music” list and Forbes listed her as the 6th most powerful celebrity and the 3rd highest paid musician of 2011-12


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