Sunday, December 8, 2013
Congratulations to Susan Boyle for coming out publicly and discussing her Asperger's diagnosis. So many mental illnesses carry horrific stigma, and the autism spectrum disorders provide no exception. When interviewed, Ms. Boyle spoke frankly about how she is vulnerable without the support of others - the case for many men and women with mental illness. I basically love her for talking so openly about these issues. Check out the article here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/susan-boyle-aspergers-diagnosis-relief-21139151.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I read an article at CNN.com about how critical the responses were to the recent Sound of Music revival on TV this past week. In particular, the article highlights countless tweets in which men and women trashed singer Carrie Underwood, choosing the most malicious and nasty words possible.
Why trash someone who tries their best? I saw about 15 minutes of the TV "event," and I was quite impressed with Underwood. I thought she did amazingly well for someone who hasn't trained extensively as an actress. My gosh, certainly the woman deserves some credit for taking on such a high-profile acting and singing event LIVE! Would any of us try that? Child, please. Anyhow, I think the takeaway is to remember to support others instead of tearing them apart with glee. As a community, we can do better than this.
Check out the CNN article here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/06/showbiz/tv/sound-of-music-live-nbc/index.html?hpt=hp_c4.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Read about the new study here: HOPE-20 training program for parents of two-year-old children. This is one of the first locally-developed evidence-based parent education programs for such young children.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Check out my new article for Psychology Today. I discuss four different mistakes men and women make in dating, and sexual caution relates to one of them. You can read the article here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-is-2020/201311/dating-disasters-sexual-caution-and-other-turn-offs?quicktabs_5=0.