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Best of Our Blogs: February 19, 2019

Anyone else glad Valentine’s Day is over?

Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers, chocolates and dinners with my significant other.

What I could do without is all the pressure holidays bring up. I despise the commercialism of it, the way the prices plummet the following day. What is most despicable is the way it makes you feel whether you’re partnered up or single. This is why I waited so long to post this.

I’m sure you had enough hearts, flowers and updates on your friend’s Valentine’s date by now. Instead check out our top posts this week which offers help for those who suffered childhood neglect or trauma, tips on a living a more vibrant life, info on emotional intimacy and what to do if your client resists treatment.

4 Cognitive Distortions Caused By Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – One of the reasons holidays such as Valentine’s Day is so overwhelming is it brings up all those untruths you learned in childhood. Here’s how to finally free yourself from the false assumptions that keep you from meaningful and deep relationships.

A Fragmented Self: 8 Misconceptions of Childhood Trauma
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Childhood trauma is surprisingly more dangerous than you thought.

7 Habits of Existentially Vibrant Living
(360 of Mindful Living) – How many of these vital signs are you practicing in your own life?

Addressing Client Resistance
(The Recovery Expert) – If your client is resisting treatment, consider how you may be contributing to the problem.

Emotional Intimacy: Where Married, Divorced, and Single People Find It
(Single at Heart) – This might be a shocker to you. Surprisingly, being married doesn’t guarantee emotional intimacy.

Best of Our Blogs: February 19, 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 19, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 30, 2020, from
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