In his mid-30s, Todd Patkin had a full-on, misery-inducing, completely overwhelming nervous breakdown. But he now insists that it was actually a breakthrough. Here he shares with me his insights and recommendations for 20-somethings looking to lead a happier and less anxious life...
Maybe one day I’ll sit down with Jeffery Lewis, the man whose perfectionist propensities gifts viewers with a new understanding of the beauty of vulnerability. Maybe one day we’ll sit down over a perfect cup of coffee...and I’ll ask him my questions.
My belief system around "evil" is likely the reason I feel so passionate about certain topics, news stories, and comments about people in the media and otherwise. It's also, I suspect, why I have yet to share my opinions on the Casey Anthony trial.
I want to jump through the TV and hug this poor sweet self-loathing girl who needs support so desperately. Sometimes, like a frat boy watching a football game, I fantasize that she just might be able to hear my screams. Just because someone doesn't reject you, it doesn't therefore mean they accept you!
The first lesson in Michelangelo's School of Sculpting (aka Weight Loss) is getting to the bottom of the internal chatter that has you reach for food. Imagine Michelangelo whispering negative things into the marble as he chipped away unveiling the David's body.
Doug Hutchison, the 51 year-old actor who has appeared in The Green Mile, Lost, and The X-Files, proudly and openly married 16 year-old aspiring country singer and former beauty queen, Courtney Alexis Stodden recently in La Vegas. Yes, 51 and 16.
Her father's actions, sadly, carved a map inside of her, so every time she meets a new man she unconsciously figures out a way to follow the road she knows to a tee, making sure she lands exactly where she always has. Rejected.
As a person who follows news, politics, sports, music, and both pop and celebrity culture with both my intellectual and emotional brain, the stories on your show have been exactly what I wanted and needed every single day.
The truth is, I have no idea if being estranged from her biological father is at the foundation of Demi's challenges, but I can almost be sure that it's part of the equation. And that leads me to wonder about our own parentheses.