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Best of Our Blogs: June 22, 2012

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

Love. It’s that four-letter word that can be the antidote to most anything. It can motivate you to be healthier, to do better and be better. But the opposite is also true.

A lack of love can explain why your uncle is often called a curmudgeon, why your neighbor is constantly criticizing you and your co-worker is always talking behind your back. It’s the biggest secret we never talk about. The reason why difficult people are so difficult is that they only want to be loved.

It may seem hard to believe. But as my mother once told me, “the difficult ones are the ones that need love the most.” The next time someone’s giving you a hard time, whether they are bullying or bothering you, or just being plain mean, consider that it might be a silent plea for love.

Speaking of which, love is a reoccurring theme this week in our posts. Read on to discover ways you can work on loving yourself whether you have ADHD or dyslexia, haven’t been creatively successful or have trouble expressing your anger in a manageable way. It’s for parents who want to teach their children how to love their bodies and for singles considering making that jump from friends to friends with benefits. It’s a seemingly unrelated mix of posts all tied back to self-love.

Have a great weekend!

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