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Best of Our Blogs: February 12, 2019

Navigating life with chronic illness can feel like a full-time job so much so that you can neglect a very important piece. Self-care.

But I’m not talking solely about the basics like making sure you eat the right food, drink enough water and get enough sleep.

I’m talking about fun.

If you spend any time with children, you know play is a serious matter. Play is how they explore the world and practice the things they learn.

Just because we’re not kids anymore, doesn’t mean fun isn’t important. It plays an integral role in our emotional wellness and mental health.

So as you’re planning your week, make sure to incorporate activities that you enjoy doing. Things like singing, gardening, hiking, and jumping on a trampoline, that has nothing to do with winning or succeeding, and do it just for the fun of it.

38 Daily Affirmations For Healing Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – These affirmations were made specifically for you. Say them to help you heal, heal your marriage, parent your children and cope with your parents.

How Narcissists Keep You from Grieving
(The Exhausted Woman) – This is what a narcissist puts you through when you’re trying to grieve and why they do it.

6 Strategies for Accepting Your Weight Exactly As It Is
(Weightless) – It may seem like an impossible task, but these experts show how you can finally learn to accept the numbers on the scale.

Damage Done By Parental Alienation
(Therapy Soup) – Once a child grows up, will a parent who has been alienated ever reunite with them again?

7 Ways to Avoid Codependency in Your Relationships
(Happily Imperfect) – Speaking of self-care, it’s one thing you can do to prevent getting involved in another one-sided relationship.

Best of Our Blogs: February 12, 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: February 12, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 27, 2020, from
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Last updated: 11 Feb 2019 (Originally: 12 Feb 2019)
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