Anyone catch the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday? Tyler Perry was on. I was running around checking my computer, looking at my iPhone and cleaning up with the show running in the background. When I finally sat down to watch, I was moved by what I saw.

Perry revealed the pain and struggle he endured from his traumatic childhood. While it was heartbreaking and difficult to watch, what he said was also hopeful. He talked about forgiveness, his ability to use writing as his escape and how he was able to empower himself and the little boy he lost when he was abused. It’s a touching piece. One that reminded me of the impact inspiring people can have on us and the importance of support through times of adversity.

It’s a hope we all have for you as well. That you’ll read these posts and be inspired to get help, support each other, and find ways to better your own lives.

With that, I hope you enjoy these Top 5 posts and have a wonderful weekend!

Sensitive, Creative, Less Influenced by Culture

(The Creative Mind) – Highly sensitive people have traits like creativity, empathy and conscientiousness-traits valuable to have in a society. Yet, it may not be influenced by the culture of that society. Read more here.

5 Simple Strategies to Survive Stress

(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – These are stressful times. Make it easier on yourself with these five strategies to help you get through a stressful event.

Technology Vs Humans: Who’s Controlling Who?

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Based on the beginning of this post, I’m definitely guilty of letting technology rule my days. How about you? If you’re also getting sucked into what’s on your iPhone or Kindle, maybe it’s time you read this.

Are You Being Lied To? Develop Your “Cheat Smarts”

(Therapy Soup) – Are studies biased? Do politicians lie? Well, you know the answer to that one. Read how to get around it here.

Off to the Gym…the Brain Gym!

(ADHD from A to Zoë) – Come along as Zoë attends her first class combining ADHD Awareness with cognitive fitness. It’s a brain gym and Zoë’s got a first hand look at it through interviews with ADHDer Rick Green of and ADHDer Sharon Todd, Brain Works Global Inc.’s Director of Sales and Operations and Educational Kinesiologist.