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Best of Our Blogs: August 14, 2018

Did you ever hear a quote, mantra or phrase that really hit you? It summed up your deepest thoughts and wishes in a few words.

Recently, I was watching a reality show when a new father said about his baby’s mother, “She was built to be strong.” These words spoke to me. I think of it any time I’m confronting a challenging situation.

But there are others.

In this post, a writer lists 20 Carl Jung quotes including this:

Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.”

And this:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

Do any of these speak to you? If they hold a modicum of truth, write it down and return to it when you need hope, encouragement and assurance that you’re not alone in you’re experience.

The Difference Between an Emotionally Neglectful Parent and an Emotionally Attuned One
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It’s not what happened to you as a child, it’s what didn’t happen that made all the difference. Now read what your childhood would have looked like with an emotionally attuned parent.

Parental Alienation: A Narcissist’s Objective
(The Exhausted Woman) – Here’s what to do when your ex turns your kids against you.

30 Differences Between Love and Love Addiction
(Love Matters) – How do you know if what you’re feeling is real love or love for the sake of being in love? This will help you see the difference.

When you’re the so-called “codependent” in a narcissistic relationship
(The Recovery Expert) – Free yourself of the baggage that “codependent,” brings with this empowering post.

The Child Ignored: 6 Effects of Having a Dismissive Mother
(Knotted) – You’re afraid of conflict and have a tendency to people-please. You could have been raised by a dismissive mother.

Best of Our Blogs: August 14, 2018

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: August 14, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from
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