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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Being a good parent requires a tremendous amount of time, love, and energy, but what happens when a well-meaning mom or dad becomes too enmeshed in their children’s lives? Over-involvement can unknowingly do damage to kids, who then become responsible for their parents’ well-being and happiness. On the other hand, parents who can draw a separation between themselves and their children are emotionally healthier and are actually able to give more to their families.
Below are 5 questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not your kids define you (along with some strategies to help you reclaim yourself if you find that you’ve taken on a little too much):
In tonight’s premiere of Celebrity Legacies: Kurt Cobain on ReelzChannel, I provide commentary on mental health and family aspects of Cobain’s meteoric rise and tragic fall, and the possible impact of his fame and fortune on surviving family members.
It’s been twenty years since the tragic death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Cobain’s musical legacy defined a generation and a musical genre. Cobain’s fame and fortune did not bring peace or satisfaction to Cobain. His suicide note summarized his life well by quoting Neil Young’s lyric…“I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Cobain joined what has been coined “the 27 club”: a group of exceptionally brilliant and troubled musicians (Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse) who have died of drugs or other violent means at the tender age of only 27.