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Best of Our Blogs: June 1, 2018

Have you ever felt completely drained and overwhelmed?

Maybe it’s work or your relationships. Maybe you’re finding it impossible to juggle family and your professional life, let alone a social life.

You realize that as each ball drops, you’re not even enjoying any of it. It’s like one obstacle after another without any respite.

If you’re feeling the burn of burn out, you’re not alone. In fact, one study found 54 percent of survey respondents were stressed in 2017.

What’s the cure?

Slowing down. Single-tasking. Simplifying. Silence. Taking a breath and filtering out the important stuff from the things you think are important.

As you’ll read this week, sometimes discovering what relationships, and even TV shows may be worth ending can reconnect you to what truly matters in your life.

Accepting Death
(Polishing the Fragments) – A personal story of death offers an opportunity to invite presence, acceptance, and meaning in all of our lives.

13 Reasons to Move On
(Sex, Text & What’s Next) – Are gore, horror and violence necessary ingredients to capture a young audience? Does it open the door to conversations or desensitize us more?

Here’s What Happens When You Tell Narcissists They’re Narcissists Revisited
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Should you tell a narcissist they’re a narcissist? Read this first.

How to Help Someone with Anxiety (According to Mental Health Experts)
(Reaching Life Goals) – Here’s why addressing your loved one’s anxiety with rational discussion will be unproductive and what you should do instead.

13 Double Standards Emotional Abusers and Controllers Exhibit in Relationships
(Love Matters) – If you feel anxious, hopeless and trapped in the presence of your partner, you might be a victim of emotional abuse.

Best of Our Blogs: June 1, 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: June 1, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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Last updated: 8 Jul 2018 (Originally: 1 Jun 2018)
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