| Jul 30, 2013
Is failure not an option? Are you always trying to be perfect? According to therapist Ann Smith, author of "Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance," the need to be perfect can be both physically and emotionally damaging....
| Sep 10, 2013
Re "A soldier's wife," Sept. 8
On a beautiful Sunday morning, I read The Times' front-page article about the widening attack plans for Syria and was emotionally overwhelmed. Then I read the story about the wife of an Iraq war veteran struggling with...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday.
[Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ, which came out Thursday...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It is time for Oscar De La Hoya's two-year checkup. Not the medical kind, the public kind.
It was two years ago this week that boxing's Golden Boy suffered through the longest 18 holes of his life. Golf wasn't the problem. Hooked drives and missed putts...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:46 PM
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Playwright Joseph Reed Hayes is producing 13 entertainment events throughout 2013, including the following two plays. "Solos" will be performed at the Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. "The Little Dickens" will be...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer said the city has been working for months on an ordinance that would address rehabilitation homes.
Righeimer did not provide specifics, though he said city staff, in conjunction with the city attorney's office, may have a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Question: Recently I attended a board meeting of my homeowners association. The president had obviously been drinking. He was slurring his words and became so confused halfway through the meeting that the vice president had to take over. The other...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:47 PM
We have mixed emotions about the vote to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Those living on the reservation have struggled mightily for years against domestic abuse, alcohol abuse, suicide and unemployment.
Giving permission to...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Lisa Robin Kelly, who was most well known for her role as Eric Forman's older sister on "That '70s Show," died Wednesday at a California rehab facility. She was 43.
According to news reports, Kelly checked herself in to the facility earlier in the week...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A Cook County Circuit Court judge today sentenced a 53-year-old Palatine woman to 12 years in prison for her seventh drunk driving conviction, despite the woman’s denial that she had been drinking before picking her granddaughter up from day care....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite fears that exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time.
Researchers found that people with PTSD...