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Best of Our Blogs: January 29, 2016

Happy Brazilian Family Mother And Father Playing With Little SonLife isn’t a game where whoever makes it easy wins. Yet, we strive for celebrity six-packs right after giving birth, to be at the top of our careers, and manage a healthy successful family, all without batting an eye.

Anything less would be, well, shameful.

The dirty secret is no one does things well, all the time. We’re vulnerable to illness. We’re susceptible to getting hurt. We mess up. We respond the wrong way. We don’t juggle everything without a few balls falling. In fact, the more we look like we’re doing it perfectly, the greater the likelihood that we’re about to drop them all.

Instead of keeping up the charade, be honest about your situation. You make mistakes like everyone else. Once you can copt to that, you’ll be able to start saying, “No,” to people and opportunities that don’t serve you, and learn how to better manage your stress. The funny thing is once we’re able to admit we don’t always know the best things to say and do, we’re free to start living and doing better for ourselves and those we love.

Your Personality Alters Your Anatomy
(In Your Own Hands) – What is it really like to have multiple personalities? Dr. Larry Berkelhammer shares how it doesn’t just change the emotional affect of a person, but there are physiological changes as well.

Are you an Over-Offerer? 3 Steps to Better Boundaries
(Mindful Mastery) – If you keep finding yourself in situations you don’t want to be in, you probably need to learn how to say, “No.” Here’s how to finally set limits with the people in your life.

Positive Communication: 10 Things To Say To Someone With A Mental Illness
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – You don’t want to be hurtful, but you may unknowingly be saying the wrong things to someone you love. If you’re struggling with what to say to someone with mental illness, start with these positive statements.

The Top Three Nutritional Supplements for Chronic Stress
(NLP Discoveries) – Along with other holistic remedies, read which three supplements can help you better manage your stress.

Dude! I’m Your Daughter, Not Your Wife!
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Love and attention from a parent should be a good thing. Unless, of course, it’s due to narcissism. Lenora shares how being a daughter of a narcissistic father made her feel like a pseudo wife.

Best of Our Blogs: January 29, 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: January 29, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2020, from
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