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Best of Our Blogs: April 19, 2019

Many of us are still living in our childhood even if we’re not aware of it. It’s the reason we get easily overwhelmed, fall prey to others and external circumstances, and believe the world is scary. We learned these lessons early.

Therapy can help break these ingrained beliefs. Mindfulness and meditation can alert us when we’re getting reeled in by our past. Is what we’re feeling a realistic response to this moment or is it a reaction triggered from something that already happened?

We have the power to bring intention to every moment and situation. We can decide what kind of day we want to have or even what type of spring vacation we want to plan. Taking control over what we can helps to remind us that we’re not helpless children anymore.

If you’re ready to approach life with a present-minded mindset, you might even receive the secondary benefits of being less fearful and complaining less. Keep reading to see what I mean.

Jealous Mothers Competing with their Daughters
(Full Heart, Empty Arms) – This true story reveals what it’s like when mothers are jealous of their own daughters.

How to Stop Complaining
(NLP Discoveries) – Even complaining has its purpose. Find out why you complain and you may be able to let go of it for good.

Facing Your Fears: Maybe You Don’t Have to Step out of Your Comfort Zone
(Happily Imperfect) – This will completely shift your thoughts on the danger and comfort zones.

31 More Questions to Help You Know Yourself
(Weightless) – What if there was one exercise that could reconnect you with your true self? There is. This is it.

The Narcissist of Downton Abbey
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, you’ll see one of the show’s characters differently after you read this.

Best of Our Blogs: April 19, 2019

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2019). Best of Our Blogs: April 19, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from
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