Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lena Dunham Finds a Therapy That Works

As you know, Lena Dunham of the HBO series “Girls” has taken over from Woody Allen as the poster patient for psychotherapy.

By her own admission Dunham began therapy as a child and has continued it. She has dutifully taken the medications that were prescribed for her anxiety and despression.

Now, however, she has found a better way to treat her emotional problems: regular physical exercise.

The Daily Mail has the story. It quotes a remark Dunham posted on Instagram:

Last month the comedic-actress told her Instagram fans that regular exercise 'has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible'

Not exactly a full-throated endorsement of therapy.

To that Dunham added:

'To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did,' she captioned a photo of her figure in leggings and a yellow sports bra.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.


Ares Olympus said...

Yes, but everything in moderation.

I'm mainly connected to the running circles, and still feel surprised when I discover a primary reason many people run is because it allows them to eat as much as they want, both men and women from 20's to 50's.

And such runners seem to be prone to attraction towards the marathon, which requires running up to 60 miles/week to finish in your best times. Imagine eating an extra 9000 calories per week! I might not even know there's a problem except when I hear a runner saying he's got 20 pounds to lose in the spring.

Then imagine getting injured and not having your daily fix of extra 1200 calories burned per day, and holding off that appetite while being depressed for being injuried.

So if you're not compulsive, or compensating for something, voluntary exercise is truly a blessing from our ancestors who had to move to survive.

priss rules said...

What does it say about this country that a fat pig's discovery that exercise is good for you is major news?

Next. Dunham discovers over-eating isn't good for you.

Sam L. said...

priss, that sounds misogynistic.

n.n said...

There are two likely causes for this sudden clarity: oxygenated brain and natural proximity. Over time, an artificial environment degrades the human body and mind; or perhaps it is a natural environment that rejuvenates the same.

priss rules said...

This Dunham is truly disgusting. And she doesn't get art/entertainment. But then, neither do the idiots who run the industry.

Sex is interesting in art/entertainment when loaded with complications and complexes. This is why movies like Vertigo, Birds, Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita, Blue Angel, Earrings of Madame de, Jules and Jim, and etc. are so interesting.

Sexual insecurity is a great theme in art because of the complications and permutations. In Broadcast News, the two guys have their own insecurities. One guy has the looks but not the brains, the other has the brains but not the looks. Neither gets the girl.
In Raging Bull, LaMotta has the manly toughness but not the looks and brains.
In Casino, the guy has the brains but not the muscle.
In Wicker Park, the guy lost the girl. It's the obstacles--social, mental, and cultural--in life that make life interesting.

Dunham's 'art' is all about her shameless excess in food and sex. She pigs out and looks like pig. She has sex like a pig with guys who don't care for her but just want a quick lay. Some young guys are horny that they will screw anyone.

There are no complexes, no complications. Just humanity reduced to shameless animal instinct of food and sex. Oink oink. And Dunham wallows in this like a pig in mud, and this has been elevated by controllers of our culture as the New Empowered Woman.

I can just to go the farm and look at pigs than watch Dunham. Same difference.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I continue to marvel at Dunham's status as a cultural contributor. She states the obvious to fawning reporters, and these musings are the foundation of a feature story. My only consolation is that the media only report on what is bizarre, unusual, sad, filthy, strange, deranged, pathetic, bleeding, explosive, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Said coverage amplifies the "normalcy" of the few practitioners, which is a recruitment tool for more curious sexual adventurers. "Try it, you'll like it." Dunham's rise allows for her to become Rosie O'Donnell's replacement. What a benefit for us all...