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Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 2018

My family and I fit in one final family vacation before the school year begins. While there, I fantasized about life without illness.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could take a break from illness the way we take trips?

The idea of long swaths of time without worrying sounds simply blissful. There may be no way to completely wash away the challenges that come with illness. But there are still ways to feel moments of peace even in the midst of our greatest challenges.

Meditation and self-compassion are two ways you can relieve your mind of the constant loop of constant worrying. It is the focus of our top posts this week and can give you peace of mind before the hustle and bustle of a new season.

6 Hurtful Childhood Lessons That Linger into Adulthood
(Psychology of Self) – If you heard things like, “Think about how I feel,” or, “You don’t mean that,” growing up, you may need time to undo those harmful beliefs.

What Self-Compassion Really Looks Like
(Weightless) – It’s a way of looking at self-compassion that you never thought of before.

Online Psychopaths and Narcissists: How Abusers Stalk, Troll and Cyberbully Their Victims
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – These are some of the most dangerous online bullies out there. Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself.

7 Ways Meditation Helps the Brain
(NLP Discoveries) – Need extra motivation to meditate? Research shows some pretty amazing benefits.

Tips for Parental Alienation Victims’ Partners
(Full Heart, Empty Arms) – If you are romantically involved with a victim of Parental Alienation, arm yourself with this post.

Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 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 21, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 27, 2020, from
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