Storrs, Connecticut, United States
University of Connecticut
Los Angeles, California, United States
University of California
Long Beach, California, United States
California State University
(In You Are WHY You Eat, food becomes a digestible metapho...)
In You Are WHY You Eat, food becomes a digestible metaphor. If you are gorging and numbing yourself with food, are you doing the same thing in life? Instead of trying to please others all the time, what would happen if you listened to your inner voice? What if you could find a way to stop eating, stop working at a bad job, stop a bad relationship before you walk down the aisle-stop anything when you are full? Understanding WHY you eat can lead to real and lasting change--both in your weight loss and all other areas of your life. You Are WHY You Eat teaches readers to take back control in their lives. Dr. Ramani takes a fresh, brave, and edgy approach to self-help. She teaches you to unearth that inner voice, and let it be heard. She turns all of your childhood teachings upside down and forces you to take responsibility for your choices in life. Through real-life anecdotes and exercises, she gives you the tools you need to live on your terms, not those of the stakeholders that surround you. It will help you trust yourself and act from the gut, while making that gut smaller at the same time. And in so doing, it will help people live lives that are braver, more authentic, and less riddled with regret. You can change your food attitude and change your life!
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How do you know if you are in a relationship with a narcissist - and what can you do about it? Narcissism is a modern epidemic - and it's spreading rapidly. Narcissists tend to be pretty on the outside, but empty on the inside. While they are often successful, they are also controlling, manipulative, entitled, vain, and they have no empathy. If your significant other can be charismatic and charming one moment and leave you feeling disappointed, unsettled, and doubting yourself the next, you may be involved with a narcissist. This dangerous relationship can slowly ruin your sense of well-being and ultimately your psychological health. Sometimes leaving is the healthiest option. But sometimes it doesn't feel like an option, and you may have powerful reasons for staying - for your children, financial security, religious beliefs, or simply because you are in love. In Should I Stay or Should I Go? Dr. Ramani Durvasula gives you the tools to help you stop making the same mistakes. It shows you what to watch for and provides guidance on managing difficult situations. This honest survival manual is based on the real terrain of pathological narcissism and it provides a realistic roadmap of how to navigate this landscape and reclaim your true self, find healing and live an authentic and empowered life.
Durvasula received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in 1988. Four years later she was given a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1997 from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Durvasula began her career as an assistant research psychologist of the department of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997. Since 1999 she has been a professor of psychology at California State University. There Ramani also serves as a director of the Master`s Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, the General Master`s Program and the University`s Psychology Clinic. She is a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.
Ramani was the co-host of Oxygen’s series "My Shopping Addiction" and has also been featured on series on Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery as well as in documentary films on health. She has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print and internet media.
In addition, she has been conducting research into sexuality, substance use, personality disorders and HIV for the past 15 years and is the principal investigator of an NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) funded grant on psychopathology and health.
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Durvasula is a member of American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science and Society for Behavioral Medicine. She was a chair of Committee on Socioeconomic Status and a vice chair of Committee on Women and Psychology at American Psychological Association. Ramani is a member of the Advisory Board of the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association.
On August 31, 1996 Ramani Durvasula married Charles Henry Hinkin.