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Best of Our Blogs: August 24, 2010

What did you do over the weekend?

I spent part of mine watching the 2006 movie Marie Antoinette. It wasn’t the best of the bunch, but it did move me. It got me thinking about a time when women had little power and control over their own lives. When things were decided for you and the world, in general, was chaotic and out of control.

Watching the movie made me grateful for the time that we’re living in now. Yes, it is still chaotic and unpredictable. But for us fortunate ones, we have a lot more control over our emotions, perceptions and our well-being today than we did in the past.

If you’re having some difficulty with getting control over these three, don’t worry because this week’s top posts are all about gaining control of your life. You’ll learn how to re-interpret the way you perceive others, find meaning in your life and how to take back control of your relationships, your life and your well-being this week. Oh and there’s a light post in there that’ll hopefully make you laugh too.

Hope you enjoy it and your week!

Another Reason Why Thoughts are Not Facts

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Felt snubbed by someone’s behavior recently? Stop. Before you react, read this. You might be rendering a perfectly innocent and impersonal behavior personally.

At the Mercy of Our Moods

(Bipolar Advantage) –  How far have we traveled from being “at the mercy of our moods?” Bipolar Advantage explores where we are now-20th century and the age of yoga, meditation, etc.-versus where we have been (19th century hysteria).

Saturday Psychology Cartoons

(Mental Health Humor) – Remember those funny Saturday cartoons? Chato Stewart spins them with psychology and comes up with this. It’s something you cat owners probably wonder if your furry friends are thinking.

Existential Therapy: What Can Death Teach Us About Life

(The Therapist Within) – The Therapist Within delves into a topic most of us find difficult to deal with. Death. Did you know there is a type of therapy that helps put death into perspective? You’ll want to find out more about it here.

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Well-Being

(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – You have more control of your life than you think. Take your well-being, for example. Learn to put control of your happiness and relationships in your own hands and say goodbye to being a victim of circumstance.

Best of Our Blogs: August 24, 2010

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. (2010). Best of Our Blogs: August 24, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 20, 2018, from


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