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Best of Our Blogs: February 9, 2018

It’s that time again. Flu season.

We get flu shots and take other preventative measures to avoid catching it. But it got me wondering how much effort is spent protecting our ongoing emotional health.

Things like getting enough rest, seeing a doctor, and healing your past are all essential to keeping our mental health in check. Why not spend as much energy on protecting it as you do your physical health during flu season?

You can start by reading ways to tackle insomnia (who knew sugar cravings could signal inadequate sleep?), how to effectively heal a broken heart, and to feel, not just numb your emotions with food, drinking and online shopping.

Sociopathic Parents Are Everywhere: 3 Signs To Watch For
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – These days, we’ve got our radar on for narcissists. But the sociopathic parent’s sting may be more painful.

12 Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia
(The Exhausted Woman) – If you’re craving sugar and caffeine, and have trouble remembering things, your problem could be lack of sleep. Try these therapist approved strategies.

The Fastest Way to Heal a Broken Heart
(Change Your Mind, Change Your Life) – Suffering from a heartbreak? If you’ve tried distracting yourself, there’s a better, more effective way to heal.

8 Steps to Stop Numbing Your Emotions
(Numbing) – If you’re eating, shopping, drinking or doing some other activity to avoid your emotions, this is how you honor your feelings and trust yourself again.

“You Turned Out Fine:” How People Marginalize the Effects of a Toxic Childhood
(Knotted) – Don’t ever let someone negate your toxic childhood because of your present accomplishments. According to this, high achieving adults and those who appear perfect may be suffering quietly on the inside.

Best of Our Blogs: February 9, 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: February 9, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 19, 2019, from
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