All posts tagged: Emotional

Jennifer Hudson’s heart visibly sinks in emotional footage from exactly two decades ago — and her life’s unrecognizable today

Jennifer Hudson’s heart visibly sinks in emotional footage from exactly two decades ago — and her life’s unrecognizable today

Jennifer Hudson went on a trip down memory lane at the start of the week as she reflected on her impressive career to date.  The Jennifer Hudson Show host has certainly come a long way in 20 years, and took to Instagram to show just how much she has.  The talented singer posted throwback footage of herself being eliminated in American Idol, where she came in seventh place. She was full of emotion in the clip as a then 22-year-old, but as she noted in the caption, it was just the beginning of what has been an incredible journey for her.  You may also likeVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson confirms ‘very happy’ relationship She wrote: “On this day in 2004, I was eliminated from American Idol! But God turned it around for my good! From Idol to EGOT baby !!! 20 years later, and now back on TV with my own show.  “Never give up on your dreams, yal! If I can do it, so can u! If it’s not worth working hard for, it’s not worth …

The Multigenerational Impact of Emotional Intelligence

The Multigenerational Impact of Emotional Intelligence

Source: iStock/michel tripepi My father grew up as the youngest of six within the only Jewish family in Eureka, South Dakota, population 1,500. He was a first-generation immigrant; his father had escaped Russia in 1906, traveling to the United States by ship, steerage class, after his two brothers were murdered because of their Jewish faith. Like many immigrant families, starting anew in a new country with a new language and new customs, the focus was on survival. Physical stability was prioritized. The family invested all their energy into securing the family business (the Bender General Store), investing in a home, having enough food, and protecting one another. While they clearly cared about one another, there was no time or energy to consider emotional needs. My grandparents didn’t ask my father about his classes at school, his basketball games, or his feelings. If my father cried as a child, my grandfather called him a “knish” (a classic Jewish savory pastry with a soft filling); it wasn’t a compliment. My great-grandmother’s advice when faced with a dilemma: …

Jennifer Lopez’s sister speaks out in support of star in emotional message

Jennifer Lopez’s sister speaks out in support of star in emotional message

Jennifer Lopez has a close knit family who couldn’t be prouder of the star for all that she’s achieved in her lifetime so far.  And on Sunday, JLo’s younger sister, Lynda Lopez, took to Instagram to pay a special tribute to the singer as she reflected on a special night in New York City last week.  Lynda had accompanied Jennifer to the Hiispanic Federation Annual Gala, where she was named as the 2024 honoree.  You may also likeVIDEO: Jennifer Lopez and her sisters surprise their mom Lynda shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the night, including one of JLo accepting her award on stage.  She wrote in the caption: “About last night… couldn’t be more perfect that my beautiful sis was honored with the premio orgullo, because I could not be more proud of her. She lives, loves, and kills it on the daily… and brings so much and means so much to us all – more than she’ll ever know. [love] you… And thank you @hispanic_federation and @lin_manuel for such a wonderful evening!”  …

Trump Trial Opening Statements: It’s Just-the-Facts vs. an Emotional Appeal

Trump Trial Opening Statements: It’s Just-the-Facts vs. an Emotional Appeal

Donald Trump walked into a full courtroom on Monday morning with a stoic expression. It was the commencement of the first criminal trial of a former US president in the country’s history, an event that has been covered as deeply as any in recent media memory. The reality of the proceedings was still something to behold for some in the gallery. “I’m the only guy with a notepad,” one reporter, amid rows of peers’ laptops, observed. “What the fuck is this?” Five press photographers followed the former president’s path down the center of the room. They walked up to the defense table where he was seated in front of several Secret Service agents and brought their cameras up close to his face. From behind, he didn’t seem to move. The defendant’s attorney, Todd Blanche, always referred to his client as “President Trump.” Justice Juan Merchan greeted him as “Mr. Trump.” When the jury walked in through a side door, they were in a room with a full press pool for the first time, having spent the prior week during jury …

The Art of Cooking: Teaching Kids Emotional and Physical Health

The Art of Cooking: Teaching Kids Emotional and Physical Health

Source: Gustavo Fring/Pexel Do you want to ensure your kids will grow up to be happy, successful adults? Many parents do their due diligence researching topics on good parenting styles. And if you are relatively new at parenting, I am sure you have a library of books on your bedside table. I have parents enter my office often stating that they want to do a better job at parenting than their parents did, while others only hope they can parent as well as their parents raised themselves. Yet there is one area of parenting that I do not feel enough parents pay attention to, but which plays a substantial role in your child’s success and happiness. This is how much time parents spend in the drive-through of fast-food restaurants versus time spent in the kitchen. I was never a stay-at-home mom. I cherished my time on maternity leave but quite quickly re-entered my sole practice as a therapist. I loved my work, and I also loved my kids. We, like most parents, wanted the best …

Sarah, Duchess of York makes an emotional visit to meet Ukrainian orphans living in Bucharest – exclusive

Sarah, Duchess of York makes an emotional visit to meet Ukrainian orphans living in Bucharest – exclusive

Sarah, Duchess of York has shown her support and compassion for the orphaned children of Ukraine with an emotional visit to the Tikva charity’s children’s home in Romania’s capital Bucharest. During a two-day visit – and accompanied every step of the way by HELLO! – Sarah met Ukrainian refugees as she toured the Tikva orphanage, which looks after Jewish orphans from Ukraine and the neighbouring regions of the former Soviet Union. WATCH: Sarah, Duchess of York meets Ukrainian orphans in Bucharest Eleven years on from the Duchess’ first visit to the charity at its base in Odessa, the community has experienced the heartbreaking trauma of leaving their home country – fleeing the Ukraine-Russia conflict on a perilous journey across the border – to set up a safe haven in Bucharest. As the Duchess looked around Tikva’s new children’s home, school and housing for its alumni orphans, she told us why she identifies with the plight of refugees. © Blake EzraThe Duchess of York visited Tikva in Bucharest “None of us can know what it’s like to have to leave the life …

Creating Art Out of Emotional Chaos.

Creating Art Out of Emotional Chaos.

Arguably the best new American drama since Annie Baker’s The Flick, David Adjmi’s Stereophonic shares both a hyper-naturalistic style and a sprawling three-hour running time with that 2013 masterwork. But the similarities end there. Chronicling a turbulent year in California recording studios during which a fictional 1970s rock band labors over the follow-up to their breakthrough album, this is an immersive plunge into the fraught process of artistic collaboration as pressures mount and interpersonal harmony dissolves into acrimony. Funny, raw and poignant in equal measure, this expertly sculpted play has the feel of both a behind-the-music docudrama and a lost Robert Altman film, with its astute microcosmic focus, its frequent wash of overlapping dialogue and its sly nudges toward satire. In fact, while the music — fabulous original songs written by Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire — is pop-rock rather than country, Stereophonic could almost be an expanded vignette lifted right out of Nashville. It somehow manages to be fluidly cinematic, richly novelistic and bracingly theatrical, simultaneously epic and intimate. Adjmi, whose previous plays …

Emotional Well-Being: 5 Healthy Practices for Regulation

Emotional Well-Being: 5 Healthy Practices for Regulation

Emotional self-regulation is the ability to control and redirect our emotions. It is a key component of our emotional intelligence and our overall mental and emotional well-being. Since we don’t get to choose all the thoughts and emotions that show up for us, learning how to work with our emotions as allies and finding healthy and productive ways to manage and express them is where our true power lies. In our busy lives, moving on autopilot can hinder our ability to tune into our emotions. Often, when we pause long enough, we’re hit with a wave of emotions. It can be easier to keep going than to face any uncomfortable feelings. However, leaving emotions unaddressed can lead to dysregulation; the more we try to ignore them, the louder they become. To regulate our emotions, we need to be present with what we feel, allow our emotions to exist without judgment, and get curious about what they may be trying to tell us. In my previous post, I shared some more strategies that can help us …

Michael Douglas grows emotional during TV appearance with revelation about late father Kirk’s passing at 103

Michael Douglas grows emotional during TV appearance with revelation about late father Kirk’s passing at 103

Michael Douglas is reflecting on his late father’s admirable legacy, their evolving relationship before his passing, and one of his final gifts to him. The Franklin actor’s father was legendary actor Kirk Douglas – best known for his work in westerns and war movies – who had an over 60 year career in Hollywood before he passed away aged 103 in 2020. Four years later, his Oscar-winning son continues to honor his memory, and grew a little emotional during his latest TV appearance while recalling their relationship. You may also likeWATCH: Michael Douglas’ grandchildren play special role in family wedding Speaking on The View Tuesday morning while promoting his new period series Franklin, in which he stars as Benjamin Franklin, host Whoopi Goldberg brought up the collection of “leather-bound scripts” Douglas left his son before his passing. Michael then explained: “In those days, I mean – now as you know they just keep sending you copies of rewrites and rewrites – but in those days, when I started, you had your script [where] you wrote …

Luke Bryan Comforts Ryan Seacrest After Emotional ‘American Idol’ Performance

Luke Bryan Comforts Ryan Seacrest After Emotional ‘American Idol’ Performance

Ryan Seacrest got some big support from Luke Bryan, following an emotional performance on American Idol. On Sunday, Emmy Russell took the stage as part of the Top 20 performances, and belted out her original tune, “Want Me.”  Russell’s heartbreaking song delivered the lyrics, “I want you to want me, like I want you/I want you to need me, like I need you/If you’re gonna leave me, then cut me loose/I want you to want me.” At the end of the performance, which was met with a standing ovation from the audience, and her fellow contestants, Seacrest runs to the stage visibly emotional. “I’m crying,” he tells Russell, who asks if he really is. “Yes.”  Emmy Russell brought Ryan Seacrest to tears with a performance of her original song. – Disney/Eric McCandless Katy Perry interjects, “Ryan do you want somebody to want you like that too?” “Love me,” Seacrest hilariously exclaims. “Love me like I love you.”  Before he can speak to Russell, Luke Bryan gets out of his seat at the judges’ table and heads …