Julie is the "go to" expert for national and local journalists and producers on a variety of emotional/mental health and relationships topics. Her down-to-earth professionalism and approachable style make her a sought after on-camera expert who shows up prepared and always delivers helpful information for viewers.
In case you missed it, I was invited to share my thoughts on current political issues, including Pres. Obama's Lame Duck Presidency and politicians throwing their hats in the political ring after sex scandals.
Recent national TV appearances include Discovery Health & TLC's women's health documentary "Secretly Pregnant" offering therapy to a Salt Lake City woman struggling with pregnancy after a stillbirth. Hanks is also a regular on KSL TV's Studio 5, KSL News, and frequently contributes on local radio shows.
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When you think of the idea of creativity, what comes to mind? A brilliant painter? A famous film director? An acclaimed composer? While those examples certainly are true, there is more to creativity than famous artists and their work. For the purpose of this discussion, the definition of creativity is the ability to make new things or think new ideas, transforming existing materials into something novel and beneficial. Here are 5 common myths about creativity: Read more
I’m fortunate enough to be part of a television project docu-series called “Celebrity Legacies” on ReelzChannel, where I provided mental health and relationship commentary on the lives of deceased celebrities.
Beneath the Glamour
Marilyn Monroe is perhaps the most iconic figure in Hollywood history. At the height of her fame, she oozed glamour, effortless charm, and sex appeal, and the audiences and critics couldn’t get enough. But beneath the exterior of the “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” singing one-woman empire was a deeply troubled girl riddled with insecurity, family losses, and emotional pain.
A Troubled Childhood
Norma Jean Mortenson had an unstable early childhood. Born in a charity ward in Los Angeles, she moved in and out of foster homes for years, as her mother Gladys was emotionally and financially unstable to raise her. Though Gladys did temporarily regain custody of her daughter a few times, her mental state rendered her unable to permanently care for her, and Norma Jean eventually became a ward of the state. As Gladys was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, Norma Jean lived the rest of her life in fear that she too would experience mental illness. Her tumultuous upbringing was not lost on her; of her experience, she wrote: “this sad bitter child who grew up too fast is hardly ever out of my heart.”