Judith Tutin, PhD,ACC

August, 2019

Dear Friend,

Happy summer!

It's been a busy year (or two) and other priorities have displaced this newsletter.

Follow me on Facebook , Twitter or Blogspot to see what I'm reading and writing, since who knows if, or when, I'll get another newsletter out!

These some of my pieces from this last year. Perhaps one will help you move ahead with something you are working on.

Please forward anything useful to a friend, colleague or client.

Thank you for loyally following my work.

In This Issue
Health & Wellness
Here are some things in the health and wellness sphere with relevance for so many of us:

·  5 ways to stop obsessing about your looks (and what it means if you do). You don't have to be a psychologist to know that American women are obsessed with their appearance and constantly worrying about their looks. We all want to know how to look pretty, how to look hot and how to look younger. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2016 over 4.5 million Botox injections were performed, with the total price tag for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures topping 15 billion dollars. Continue reading...

·  Why being perfect won't make you as happy as you think (and 6 things that actually will). I think of them, affectionately, as perfectionistas. Those people who begin a sentence with, "I know nothing's perfect, but..." But what? There is no "but." Nothing's perfect. Linked with suicide, addiction, anxiety, anorexia, depression, high blood pressure and early death, according to a recent study, perfectionism is on the rise. Social media may be driving the upswing as we constantly compare ourselves with others. Continue reading...

·  7 Life-changing reasons you should step out of your comfort zone more often. When was the last time you stepped outside your comfort zone? What does that even mean? We all have routines. You get up and do certain things, often in the same order. Whether you work from home or go to an office, have kids you have to feed and transport, or animals to walk and care for, there is probably a general plan and rhythm to your day. When was the last time you changed it up? Continue reading...

Self-Help, Relationships, #Adulting
If you really want help with your plan to make meaningful changes in your life:
  • 10 Ways to more effectively harness the inspiring energy of your favorite self-help books.You're psyched. You scoured the latest self-help books and found the perfect one for you, one with a title along the lines of Six Simple Steps to Your Perfect Body, complete with a companion diary outlining each of the six steps. Or perhaps the title is more like Change Your Attitude, Change Your Relationships, partnered with a workbook. Continue reading...
  • 7 Reasons Everyone Keeps Telling You To Meditate. I bet you know people who meditate. They're often hawking the benefits of meditation, right? Annoying as it is, they're correct. There is a wealth of research showing the benefits of meditation. These benefits include greater happiness, an improved sense of well-being, better emotional control, more compassion for, and better relationships with, others, less depression and anxiety, improved focus and even less inflammation in the body. Continue reading...
Here's one for that friend in a troubled relationship:
  • 5 Ways the narcissist in your life turns himself into a victim. When a man is a narcissist, he'll do anything to come out on top, even if it means willingly playing the victim by using a defensive manipulation technique called "DARVO" - something Brett Kavanaugh recently did during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. What is DARVO? DARVO stands for Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender, the pattern through which an abuser seamlessly shifts focus away from their own behavior to that of their accuser. Continue reading...
And one for that person trying so hard to grow up:
  • What to do about the agony of 'adulting' (at any age), I've been hearing about "adulting" from many of my clients, as in, "I spent all morning at the bank, getting the car washed, and taking my mother's emotional support animal to the vet...#adulting." When I saw the headline in my Sunday paper, "Learning to 'Adult," I realized "adulting" wasn't just a passing linguistic hiccup. One of the local colleges is running a series of talks called "#Adulting." Continue reading...
Post-Divorce Book
My e-book to help with post-divorce adjustment, The Post-Divorce Survival Guide. Tools for Your Journey, is available on Amazon.
Teletherapy Services
Having discovered that I LOVE to work from home, I've been having fun doing teletherapy via a video platform. If you're in Georgia, you can "see" me even from afar.  Get in touch.

Coaching Services

Coaching uses tools that help you achieve happiness, health and wellness, relationship and other personal and professional goals. We coach by phone; you can be anywhere. Contact me for a complimentary coaching call.