Month: July 2013

My Dreams

Celebrity, Fashion July 30, 2013

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So, I have a minor fashion obsession and as a fashion obsessed woman I must be ready for Fall. Of course, Raf Simons has brought us fall Christian Dior excellence. This floor length belted and beaded gown was my favorite. Gee I wish I could get my hands on one for my pending photo shoot. Cough cough, wink wink, hope you are reading Raf.

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Know when to Go

Lifestyle July 12, 2013

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When do you know you need to seek help?  For some it’s after a major incident, when when life stretches us so thin we are afraid we may snap in two or break into a million pieces.  For others it is when those around us notice a major shift in our behavior   Then for others the help comes too late.  Here are a few things to keep in mind. 

1. Have you experienced a major life change? A major life change includes anything from a new job to a marriage. 

2. Do you have a history of mental illness?  If you have experienced a bout a depression in the past you are at risk for future bouts if untreated.  The same goes for other types of mental illness, anxiety, psychosis, etc…

3. Does anyone in your family have mental illness?  People with a first degree relative with a mental illness have a higher chance of also having a mental illness.  It’s a little nature and a little nurture. 

4. Have you noticed a recent change in your behavior? Have you been crying more lately?  Are you angry more often? Maybe you’ve lost a number of friends because of your actions.  Keep aware.  

Sometimes a shopping trip, a walk, a talk with friends is all you need to elevate and change your mood.  Sometimes it’s not enough.  This is a pretty serious sounding public announcement from your resident psychologist Cupcakes, but if you are looking or know anyone who is looking for a clinician here is an amazing link.  PSYCHOLOGIST TODAY 

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Contemplations of Beauty

Advice, Mental Health July 9, 2013

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Physical beauty is considered a highly socialized concept. However, it emerged with us out of the ooze to help continue the species. Now a pretty face can be seen as literal money in the bank. As a result there is a great deal of competition among the fairer sex for “resources”…men. So there is the occational green eye monster, and no i dont mean Mike from Monsters Inc. Bertrand Russell, fellow Gemini, has a wonderful quote highlighting the futility of jealousy and I must share it. “If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon. But Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexandar, Alexandar, I dare say, envied Hercules, who never existed. You cannot therefore get away from envy by means of success alone, for there will always be in history or legend some person even more successful than you are.” I specifically thank the amazing Nancy Etcoff’s Survival of the Prettiest for today’s beauty thought.

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