"It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?" Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive behaviors become popular online? Is it because we are a media driven culture? Although, it's [...]
Dallas Counselor | 6 Warning Signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?
The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful. —PLATO There were close to 16 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people [...]
It can be difficult dealing with anxiety, depression, or a multitude of other mental illnesses let alone talking about it, but that’s just what Kristen Bell, and Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls did this past week. Kristen Bell opened up on Off Camera with Sam Jones about her history of codependency, anxiety, depression, [...]
Barbie 2.0 Curvy, Tall and Petite: 3 Lesson Barbie Teaches Girls About Self-Esteem | Lake Mary Self Esteem TherapyLyris Steuber
Barbie 2.0 Curvy, Tall & Petite: 3 Lesson Barbie Teaches Girls About Self-Esteem | Lake Mary Self Esteem Counselor On Thursday Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattell, announced that they will be ending a 56 year-old tradition of their just one size Barbie Dolls and will now be replacing it with dolls that are more realistic and proportionate [...]
Do you loathe holidays? Dread social invitations? Can’t stand the thought of a Christmas party? Those with eating disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating or Overeating) shiver at the upcoming holiday season, not for the social aspect but for the food. Almost every single holiday tradition or event for most cultures and religions involves food. Thanksgiving [...]