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i was out with a friend yesterday and she was stressed out about getting shopping done in time for Christmas.

that feeling is a distant memory for me because my family decided years ago to skip giving gifts for the holidays.

this time of year is exciting for many people because it’s a sanctioned excuse to go shopping.   and who doesn’t love buying new things…

but some people LOVE shopping to a fault.  some people can’t stop shopping even if it’s causing them to lose their credit, homes and friendships.  shopping addiction is one of those things that is really hard to catch.  it doesn’t look that harmless but for some it’s the symptom of pain.

take marceia, a young new yorker who was featured on Oxygen’s new show My Shopping Addiction (airs Mondays 11pm est).  marceia shops so much she is on the verge of getting evicted.  shout out to my friend and colleague psychologist ramani durvasula who is on the show and digs deeper to find out marceia was bullied as a teen.  the constant teasing she received as a girl got so bad, marceia decided to create a whole new persona as the ‘it’ girl. she got all new clothes and the bullying stopped. she has been shopping non-stop since.

thanks to dr.  ramani, marceia was able to realize that beauty is skin deep.  

watch a sneak peak of marceia finally recognizing her true self-worth.

marceia represents so many girls and young women out there, who feel that they are only worth the clothes on their back and the make up on their faces.  looking nice is good but it never replaces feeling that you are special just because of the person you are.   below is one of my favorite quotes. every time i get the urge to make a rash purchase, i repeat it and my shopping itch goes away.

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Dr. Ramani knows how to get you to face issues with food.  As a therapist on the Bravo hit show Thintervention, she cuts right through excuses, denial and fear with a quick wit and fierce style. 


Dr. Ramani sits with Jackie Warner and the contestants striving to help them tackle the underlying issues driving their weight gain. 

 To say she is an accomplished woman is an understatement.  She is perfectly suited to provide expert advice.  She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Full Professor at California State University, Los Angeles.    But Dr. Ramani is so much more than her titles.  She’s a fresh face who knows how to speak to everyday people because she’s also one of us. 

Most of us watch reality shows in shock and awe of how crazy some folks can be.   I often get even more upset at the ‘advice’ participants are given by so called experts who have little more to offer than tongue and cheek tips based on a whim and not science.   As one of my close colleagues, I can assure you Dr. Ramani is the real deal. She has always been an avid supporter of providing accurate and proven therapeutic approaches to the masses.   

See talk therapy at it’s best and you’ll be amped to get fit while watching.   Check out Dr. Ramani for the season finale of Thintervention this Monday October 25th on Bravo 10pm (EST).   To learn more about Dr. Ramani visit her website or follow her at

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