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Best of Our Blogs: February 9, 2016

the word love written on a lined piece of school paper in ink wiIn the six years I’ve had the privilege of writing for Psych Central, I learned a lot of things. But if there is one essential gift I can take from the experience, it’s this.

No matter who we are, what we struggle with whether ADHD, depression or anxiety, we all want the same things. We all require at the minimum, a level of wellness so we can live comfortably. We all desire love. We all want to feel heard, validated, and understood. And we want the ability to believe that we’re worth it all.

I think if we grapple with anything it’s that. At the heart of all matters is a desire for belonging.

As you go about your week, remember to cultivate connection wherever you go. We can do this by learning about the things that are afflicted our loved ones. We can do by taking the necessary steps to reconnect. Treating others the way we desperately need to be treated is one step toward gaining what all of us truly want and deserve.

Take These Ten Steps Closer to Your Adult Child
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – You did a good job of taking care of his or her physical needs. But it’s because you failed at this that you and your child aren’t close.

When Life Is Depressingly Boring
(Overcoming OCD) – An illness, a break from routine, and missing your medication could throw you into a funk. As you’ll read here, awareness can go a long way in helping not worsening your state of mind.

Which Therapy is Right for You?
(Psychoanalysis Now) – You’ve decided to seek a therapist. But an important question to figure out is what type of therapy will work best for you and your issue. This will help.

The Three Different Types of ADHD
(Loving a Child with ADHD) – To help loved ones who have ADHD, you need to first understand it yourself. If you’re still using the term “ADD,” you need to read this.

Managerial Munchausen: When It Enters the Workplace
(All About Relationships) – If something is just not right at work these days, an employee exhibiting this disorder could be the culprit. Read this to find out and then learn what you can do about it.

Best of Our Blogs: February 9, 2016

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: February 9, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 2, 2020, from
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