The Entertainment Trap: Why We Entertain Our Troubles Away and What Can We Do About it?
Matt W Sandford
January 11, 2005 edition of Market Watch contained an article entitled “America’s
Culture of Entertainment”, in which it is revealed that Americans spend over
$700 billion annually on entertainment. The article says that this is our
fourth highest expenditure, after housing, food and healthcare. These are old
numbers now. And from what I’ve read, it sure seems...
The Entertainment Trap Part 2: Refreshment and Getting Your Gusto Back
By Matt W Sandford, LMHC
In part 1, I discussed the
profound impact that entertainment has on our culture today and offered my view
on why it has developed such a strong hold over so many of us. I then proposed
that there is a line between entertainment being a healthy and energizing
resource and becoming an unhealthy and potentially addictive source of
avoidance, emotional and relational...
Actor and Comedian Dom DeLuise Dies
The Academy Award-nominated actor and comedian has passed away at the age of 75. DeLuise was best known for his roles in The Cannonball Run and as host of the TV Show "Candid Camera."
Marc Sotkin is one of the most accomplished and successful writers and producers in the TV industry, and even he isn't immune from the ageism that still permeates our society. He explains how he's had to keep reinventing himself to stay in the game.
World-famous choreographer Norma Miller has been dancing for more than seven decades and her career is still going strong.
Losing "Loved Ones" in Entertainment
Late beloved actor, Michael Sarrazin
I'll never forget watching television with my grandmother as a little girl. We watched so many classics together, "The 10 Commandments"; "Valley of the Dolls"; "I'll Cry Tomorrow" and "Cleopatra" -- to name a few.
We'd be watching movies and my grandmother would be like, "Oh she's dead" and say something endearing about an actress. And this happened a lot....
Expand Your Living Space: Consider the Possibilities of Outdoors
While enjoying the outdoors is in no way new, it is becoming increasingly popular as an elaborate extension of a family’s living space. The outdoor "living area" has morphed from a simple patio furniture arrangement to expansive spaces that include electronics, high-end appliances and lush furnishings worthy of indoor relaxation and entertainment.
Homeowners have a wide range of options for...
He was one of the hottest TV stars around in the 1970s, and today, he's still making entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
She starred in one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, and at age 85, Rose Marie is a quick-witted and sassy as ever.