I was away earlier this week because my mom was in town. And in a few days, it will be Father’s Day. Spending all this time with my parents has made me aware of a lot of things.

For one it’s given me the opportunity to see them in a new light. Not one of admiration or awe, but something a bit more realistic. I saw them as two separate people who tried to do the best they could in the situation that they were in. I then saw myself as my own individual who tries the best that I can with whatever things come my way. Funny how learning to accept my parents as imperfect has helped me to accept myself for my own imperfections.

Seeing them and celebrating this coming Father’s Day are just a reminder to me that we can only do the best we can and that doing so is enough. I think that’s something worth celebrating.

I hope that you have a Happy Father’s Day and don’t forget to enjoy this mixed basket of best blog posts of the week!

How to Think About Women in Movies

(Pop Psychology) – There are tons of fun summer movies coming out. Before you head out to that next blockbuster hit, read this post to determine how women are being portrayed in films. Have times really changed and are female actors today as equally represented in movies as their male counterparts?

Intuitive Eating: Q&A with Dietician Evelyn Tribole

(Weightless) – Forget about dieting! Intuitive eating is a refreshingly new way to truly eat healthy. Learn how to be an intuitive eater with this informative post.

New Research Sheds Light on Sex Addiction

(Celebrity Psychings) – New research may take the mystery out of sex addiction. Find out what this study is saying about the brain and compulsive actions and what this blogger believes may be the biggest plus about future research on sex addiction.

Using Neurocriminology to Predict Violence

(Channel N) – Neurocriminology is a biological approach to understanding crime. This video discusses an exciting and controversial topic. Is it, for example, possible to predict future crime through brain scans and can we use biological interventions to prevent them?

Is it a Suicide Attempt or Self-injury?

(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – An important look at self-injury and suicide attempts. This top post provides information and clearly identifies the differences between the two, which are often misunderstood by legal and mental health systems.