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Weekend Reading: Have Your Pick From 20 Creative Minds At Work


Looks like I'm in for not just a rainy, but a thunderstorm-y weekend, readers.

One of my favorite things to do when it's dark and stormy out is curl up with a good book.

Unfortunately, the book I have to curl up with isn't all that good, but I'm two-thirds finished with it and, well, I'm committed. I have to turn the last page.

(Plus, leaving a book unfinished is just unnatural to me.)

YOU, however,...
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Charities & Organizations

Weekend Reading: Before The World Intruded


Regular Celebrity Psychings readers probably remember Michele Rosenthal.

She's the super helpful lady who talked with us a few years about about PTSD and entertainment media and worked with Carre Otis to provide information on everything from intimacy issues and trauma to overcoming fear and learning to let go of your past.

Well, earlier this month, Michele released her memoir, Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir.

Before the...
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Literature

Weekend Reading: Elisha Goldstein Releases “The Now Effect”


Psych Central's very own Elisha Goldstein, (Mindfulness and Psychotherapy) released a new book a couple of days ago: The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change The Rest Of Your Life.

Dr. Goldstein advocates an approach to mental health that considers all areas of health - mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual. He promotes mindfulness as a way we can do away with anxiety and negativity and achieve self-acceptance, inner peace, and ultimately...
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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: The Fix Releases New Courtney Love Tell-All

Got a few bucks and nothing else to do this weekend?

You might want to check out the new Courtney Love tell-all, Courtney Comes Clean.

Courtney Comes Clean isn't your traditional celebrity biography.

The first in what will be a monthly series of addiction-related topics called "The Quick Fix Series," Courtney Comes Clean was constructed from a series of interviews that took place over a one-year period with 's Editor-in-Chief Maer Roshan.

After a variety of media...
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Celebrities

Model Carre Otis Talks Dysfunction, Intimacy, And Sexuality

Remember last Friday when I told you to stay tuned for more Carre Otis goodness?

Well, it's here, sweet readers!

First, Otis has written a guest post, Healing Sexual Intimacy, for Michele Rosenthal's Your Life After Trauma. The aptly titled article discusses Otis's experiences with sexual dysfunction and provides five steps or methods Otis has used to overcome her intimacy issues and become more present and comfortable with her sexuality.

The post went live this...
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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: Carre Otis: “Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir”


This week's "Weekend Reading" comes to us from Michele Rosenthal, creator of the award-winning Heal My PTSD and host of Seaview Radio's Your Life After Trauma.

You might remember Michele from the fantastic interview she gave Celebrity Psychings a few years ago regarding PTSD in entertainment media - including Kevin McKidd's role as Owen Hunt on "Grey's Anatomy."

Aaaaand, you might remember Carre Otis from Guess and Calvin Klein ads -

- or...
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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: Get To Know The DBSA Celebrity Authors

Earlier this week, I introduced you to the new DBSA Celebrity Honorary Advisory Board.

Several of the board members are award-winning authors, and while I haven't had the chance to check out any of their books yet, fellow Psych Central blogger Margarita Tartakovsky of Weightless has read Kay Redfield Jamison's and Marya Hornbacher's memoirs and enjoyed them both.

So, I thought now would be a great time to get to know these DBSA...
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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: Teen Launches ‘Make It Safe’ Book Project

Here's the kind of story that'll make you wonder what YOU spent your early teen years doing.

Just a couple of years after she came out, 14-year-old Amelia Roskin-Frazeel launched The Make It Safe Project, a book project that works to donate books about sexual orientation to K-12 schools and youth homeless shelters.

From the website:
Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens only hear the word "gay" when it is used to...
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Charities & Organizations

Free DBSA Webinar: Enhance Wellbeing During Holidays


The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is all about chatting it up, lately.

The same organization that brought you the free telechat with athlete-turned-advocate All-Pro NFL punter Greg Montgomery last week is bringing you a free webinar on beating holiday stress in a couple of weeks, on Monday, December 12, 2011.

I'm telling you about it now because the webinar is limited to 100 seats, so time is of the essence if you want...
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