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Best of Our Blogs: April 30, 2019

I swing back and forth in my belief about whether this is a stressful time to be alive in the world. With the environment at risk, political instability, and violent crimes, there are legitimate reasons to feel this way. And yet, there are amazing things happening too.

One has been all the accessible information on current health research. For example, I’ve been listening to the Brain Change Summit by Sounds True. In the last few days, I’ve learned the newest information on things like preventing Alzheimer’s, what tools can build resilience and how the environment, mindfulness and meditation can make a difference in mental health. The presentations are led by experts in the field who give us hope that there are new and research supported treatments for those suffering.

If you don’t have a chance to listen before the free access ends on May 2nd, you’ll also find hope in our top posts this week. You’ll feel liberated by reading how one woman freed herself and her wardrobe from her narcissistic mother, tools to recover from abandonment and finally have proof that you’ve been emotionally neglected and grew up in a dysfunctional family.

Yes there are a lot of reasons why it’s difficult today, but I’m grateful there are sites like ours and Sounds True that can provide free information, education and research to everyone around the world.

20 Things People With Childhood Emotional Neglect Often Say
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – If you catch yourself saying things like, “I can handle it,” you might need to get yourself on the CEN recovery path.

25 Characteristics of Narcissistic Parents and Dysfunctional Families (Part 1)
(Psychology of Self) – If your parents were untrustworthy and exhibited other behaviors listed in this post, chances are you grew up in a dysfunctional family.

Recovery from Abandonment
(The Recovery Expert) – These nine tools can help you heal from abandonment.

What is Emotional Abuse?
(The Exhausted Woman) – Victims of emotional abuse often experience these emotions.

Body Shaming and Slut Shaming: When Narcissists Control Our Wardrobe
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – All through your life you were shamed and controlled. Now is the time to break free from your narcissistic mother and wear what you want.

Best of Our Blogs: April 30, 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 30, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from
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