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Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 2018

There are big dreams we want to tackle. But we can’t do it without this basic need addressed. Yet, many of us are lacking this essential ingredient.


How much have you gotten lately?

A psychiatrist I know told me his clients come to him struggling with insomnia. “They use their iPad, or smart devices and expect to go straight to sleep before bed,” he said. But we can’t simply wind down immediately following a captivating video or the news. We need a routine just like we give our kids a bedtime routine.

We want you to read our posts on how to gain joy, and understanding about the things you’ve always wanted to know regarding trauma, abuse and childhood misbehaviors. But if you’re going to read it or anything else that stirs up your emotions, make sure to have a routine in place that involves some type of relaxing wind down activity.

Have a great week!

3 Ways Emotional Neglect From Childhood Robs Your Joy
(Childhood Neglect) – It’s not your fault you feel ashamed more often than you feel joy. And the good news is you have the ability to change these negative effects of your past. Here’s how.

The Turpin Adult Hostages: Are They to Blame for NOT Speaking Up?
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If you can’t understand why the older Turpin children didn’t just ask for help or escape, this explains everything.

Lame Excuses Used to Defend Abusive Behavior
(The Exhausted Woman) – There are things abusers say to justify their behavior. Do any of these sound familiar?

What Is Relational Trauma?: An Overview
(The Savvy Shrink) – A must-read for those looking to find out what relational trauma symptoms are and treatment options available.

If You Don’t Address Their Behaviors When They’re Little…
(Childhood Behavioral Concerns) – The terrifying truth of why you need to help your kids when they’re young.

Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 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: January 23, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from
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