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Best of Our Blogs: July 20, 2018

Whether physical or mental, illness can definitely set you back. If it’s chronic, you might question your ability to carry the weight of it. You might wonder how you’ll manage it now and for the rest of your life.

What’s brought hope in my own life is knowing we’re all in this together. Everyone struggles with some challenge. All I need to do is reach out to find support and an understanding friend.

I also know that no matter how acute the symptom is, everything ebbs and flows. There will be bad days, but there will also be good ones.

I hope this provides a reminder that you’re not alone, and that while being completely cured may not be a part of your story, being healed certainly can.

Defeating Pathological Liars: 5 Things You Must Do
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Arm yourself from that pathological liar with these five strategies.

3 Powerful Exercises To Extinguish Emotional Neglect From Your Marriage
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – If your relationship needs work, you’ll want to read this.

Dealing With Fear And Loathing In The Writer’s Room.
(Hollywood Therapy) – What does a writer’s room really look like? It’s a lot less glamorous than you think.

The Importance of Family History on Mental Health
(Sorting Out Your Life) – Your family history could be the missing piece to your overall health. Here are eight things it could reveal to your therapist.

When Negative, Nasty or Limiting Thoughts Arise
(Weightless) – The next time toxic thoughts enter your mind, ask yourself these questions.

Best of Our Blogs: July 20, 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: July 20, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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