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Best of Our Blogs: January 6, 2015

Have you ever been in the presence of greatness and felt less than?

I’m almost always in awe of people who do great things. I love biographies. I feel invigorated when I interview people who have overcome insurmountable obstacles. That’s why I was surprised by an unexpected feeling I had recently: Inadequacy.

At an event where entrepreneurs were glowing in their success, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of sadness and confusion. I realized my perception of what I could do in my life was too limited. Although it was scary to do so, I knew I needed to say goodbye to an old way of thinking to free up space for a new me.

To achieve big dreams, you have to deal with deeper issues of self-esteem, confidence and self-worth. You have to believe you deserve all the wonderful things you get. You need hope and faith to even think it’s possible.

If you’ve put a cap on what’s possible for your life, you might need to bury that limited perception of yourself. All the uns (unlovable, unworthy, unhealthy) are obstacles preventing you from achieving your dreams. To grow, it’s imperative that you let go of this image so that you can entertain the idea of the person you want to become. Our posts this week are all about that. Read them to discover how to transform your life, personality, and relationships. By expanding your vision of what you can accomplish, you will be on the right path towards the life you were meant to live.


6 Signs You Are Not Living The Life You Are Meant To
(Leveraging Adversity) – Have you ever asked yourself, is this really the life I’m meant to live? If so, this post will direct you back on the path towards the meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life you desire and deserve.

The 5 Essential Steps to Change A Personality Trait
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Is your personality ingrained or is it possible to change? According to this, it’s not only possible, but doing so can affect your happiness and life experiences. Go here to start the transformation

Empathy or Sympathy?
(Channel N) – How do you know if you’re responding with empathy and sympathy? They are two very different responses that has the power to either connect us or drive us apart. Watch this video so you’ll know what to say the next time someone shares something difficult with you.

How to Stay Calm When Your Toddler’s Melting Down
(Bonding Time) – For all you parents out there who have a toddler, I empathize. I have one of my own. Thankfully, we’re not alone. This post reveals the best things you can do when a meltdown occurs.

Reasons Why Recovery from BPD is Frightening – Part Two
(Being Borderline) – In this post, Sonia shares a first-hand look at the complex and painful emotional challenges that those with borderline personality disorder have to undertake in order to recover.

Best of Our Blogs: January 6, 2015

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 6, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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