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Best of Our Blogs: January 30, 2018

Most of us want the clean house just like we desire the perfect life or at least happy one. But we also want to get there without dealing with the mess.

Just like we can’t wiggle our nose and wave a magic wand to straighten up our homes, we can’t simply will away our problems.

To access all the complexity of our emotions, we’ve got to tackle the mess. It’s our traumatic pasts. It’s the mistakes we made. It’s the lost of our past and fear of our future.

Fortunately, when we do the work, we also get the benefit of everything we’ve always wanted in life. As you’ll read this week, doing your own early “spring cleaning,” will give you a chance to finally have healthy relationships, experience a myriad of emotions and make conscious decisions for the betterment of your children.

The Difference Between Honoring an Emotion and Indulging It
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It’s the four skills you didn’t learn that will change the way you experience difficult emotions.

Narcissistic Brainwashing: How Larry Nassar Thinks
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If you’ve recently woken from the brain fog of narcissism, you’ll recognize yourself in the victims of Larry Nassar and the Turpins.

The Confusing Narcissistic Cycle of Abandonment and Return
(The Exhausted Woman) – It’s the emotional draining and toxic cycle you’ll find yourself in if you get involved with a narcissist.

What to expect after leaving your narcissist and going “no contact”
(The Recovery Expert) – Ending your relationship with a narcissist? You’ll need this.

The Tragic Myth about ADHD
(Psychoanalysis Now) – Read the shocking truth about ADHD that most parents don’t realize.

Best of Our Blogs: January 30, 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 30, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 23, 2020, from
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