Will a VO weeks before an election make a difference?

Brad Pitt is an actor whose name causes ears to shoot up whenever he’s mentioned anywhere in the world. He is among the pantheon of film stars who can ensure box office dynamite when his name is above the title and, as a result, he can influence many fans.

An app may be opening doors to the high-powered film execs who can reveal talent where it would have languished.

I don’t care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you’re also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. — Nora Ephron

Writing a screenplay and you want to get noticed, get a meeting with someone who really matters in this…

Medications that heal and keep us healthy also can have psychiatric effects, and therein lies a problem.

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. — Paracelsus

Humans are prone to illness and disease; there is no…

Casual interactions with strangers can be a powerful reinforcement for seeing the good in this world.

The waiting room outside the surgical holding area was pleasant but devoid of any hospital personnel. Chairs, tables, and couches were there, but no flesh-and-blood person to offer information, comfort, or any reassurance.

I was alone and had no idea how long the surgery would be. Someone I dearly loved…

Conversation is key to everything from personal relationships to job opportunities, and you can learn to use it to your advantage.

The saying “talk is cheap” is misleading; talk is golden and highly prized. Learning the central features of effective communication and the necessary adjunct of “small talk” is essential in every aspect of our lives.

Any conversation with anyone, whether a stranger on the street, a clerk in a store…

Discovering the hallmarks of what makes some people incredibly creative and others are left to struggle is where you want to be. Why not try a little emulation?

Flow was a concept first conjured up by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a man who founded positive psychology (wasn’t it Martin Seligman, you may ask) and dared to allow himself the joy of concentration, productivity, and creativity in his work and his life.

Pushing everything else out of our awareness…

Hospitals and their care are receding into the past as home healthcare reaches those in need of mental and physical health needs. There is no going back as business models and architecture both change.

Hospitals, those monolithic structures to which healthcare had retreated at the beginning of the twentieth century

Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, WebMD consultant, SAG/AFTRA member, author, interested in film, writing & health. Website: http://t.co/VT8mvcAvRz

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