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Best of Our Blogs: January 29, 2019

By now you’ve probably heard of ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences. If you haven’t, there are studies on how negative childhood experiences can increase the likelihood of chronic health conditions and risky behavior. Fortunately social support, good childcare and parenting programs can give kids a better start and prevent problems in the future.

But what if you’re an adult dealing with your traumatic childhood now? All is not lost.

Many people have overcome a difficult past and even used the experience to impact others in a positive way. The main things to know is you can’t do it alone, that self-compassion is imperative and therapy can help you process feelings of anger, and grief and help you cope.

11 Manipulative Ways Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Sabotage Their Victims (Part 1)
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – Here’s how to untangle the web of manipulation weaved by a narcissist and other toxic people in your life.

3 Ways Childhood Emotional Neglect Sets You Up For Adult Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – You survived emotional neglect as a child, but here’s how it still affecting you.

What’s in a Word: Asperger’s and Hate Groups, or the Cassandras
(Unapologetically Aspie) – These communities spew untruths about people with autism and Asperger’s, and that includes kids.

Too Smart To Have Asperger’s?
(Divergent Thinkers Asperger’s, NLD & More) – It’s all the ways we misinterpret, and misunderstand Asperger’s.

How Not to Say, “I’m Sorry”
(The Exhausted Woman) – You can do more harm than good if you say sorry this way.

Best of Our Blogs: January 29, 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: January 29, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2020, from
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