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Best of Our Blogs: April 3, 2015

RoseOn good days, illness doesn’t overtake you. You can actually feel the wind of your face and have enough awareness to literally take time and smell the roses.

But on bad days, how do you not allow fear, self-doubt and negativity to swallow the light of everything positive and good in your life?

I have friends who do amazing things. Some have written books. Others have successfully started their own companies. And then there are those who are extremely talented, but struggle with the inner voices that keep them stuck. For them, good days are the ones where there’s enough space between the negative thoughts to allow them to take small steps towards their dreams. Regardless of what they’ve created, I’m proud of them all.

Whether you’re delving into your traumatic past, struggling to pull yourself out of despair or learning ways to be kinder to yourself, know this. Everything you do has purpose and importance. Working on yourself is sometimes more valuable and meaningful than the work you produce on the outside. Give yourself time to both smell the roses and be proud of all the amazing things you’re already doing in your life.

10 Signs You’re Attached to the Past (Infographic)
(NLP Discoveries) – Are you stuck in the past? Here are ten ways to know if your unresolved issues are having a negative impact on your life.

How to Survive the Pit of Despair
(Unleash Your Creativity) – What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? Being in the pit of despair is a desperate, hopeless place to be. But there is a way out of it. This should help.

What is Loving Self-Care
(In Your Own Hands) – Caring for yourself when you’re dealing with long-term illness requires more than self-care, it requires loving self-care. Practice it and improve you health, well-being and quality of life.

Mental Illness Crisis at 35,000 Feet
(Don’t Call Me Crazy) – This blogger shows us we’re all capable of helping those in crisis. By simply opening ourselves up and being compassionate we can be every bit as supportive as a professional therapist.

Could Your Child or Teen Be A Bully? 7 Major Signs To Consider
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – It’s hard to imagine the thought, but your kid could be a bully. Learn what types there are and what factors may be the cause.

Best of Our Blogs: April 3, 2015

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. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: April 3, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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