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Best of Our Blogs: December 25, 2018

‘Tis the season for arguing, old wounds being opened and overconsumption. It’s the fall before the new year and all those resolutions. I can already hear the footsteps of runners outside my window. I can already predict that there will be gyms full of people.

This could also be the year you embrace the gift of self-compassion and awareness. It’s the pause before you’re reeled in by that narcissistic relative. It’s the realization that you don’t have to get wrapped up in the drama. It’s the knowledge that maybe it’s really their stuff, not yours, and you can choose to opt out of it.

If you’re seeking solace for the holiday season, I hope you’ll enjoy our posts this week. It’s all the tools you’ll need to develop the most important relationship, the one you have with yourself.

Merry Christmas!

What’s Your Family Cooking Up For The Holidays? Maybe It’s Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It happens every year. You go in thinking it will be different this time, but you end up feeling disconnected, empty and disappointed. This could be the reason.

If You Stay Single, Does That Mean You Have an Avoidant Attachment Style?
(Single at Heart) – Don’t assume that being single means something’s wrong with you. This is for every single person that felt judged.

Why We Abandon Ourselves and How to Stop
(Happily Imperfect) – It’s the most important relationship you’ll ever have. Are you being good to yourself?

Dealing With Bipolar Disorder Depression
(Being Beautifully Bipolar) – Our blogger shares the realities and hope of surviving bipolar disorder during the holidays.

Parental Alienation and the Christmas Present Competition
(Full Heart, Empty Arms) – If you’re the parent being alienated, this holiday post is for you.

Best of Our Blogs: December 25, 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: December 25, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2020, from
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