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Best of Our Blogs: June 19, 2015


It’s almost officially summer. What does the season bring up for you?

While longer days signal relief for those that suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, others experience their worse bouts of depression during summer days.

As a kid, summer meant long stretches of time for idling, swimming, and opportunities for play. But as an adult, it can also be one of the busiest times due to vacationing, jugging multiple activities, and trying to schedule everything in addition to your normal work schedule. How do you not let the season affect your physical and emotional wellness?

Instead of focusing on the things you want to accomplish this season, why not return to the ease of your childhood summers? Engage in things you might normally deem as “wasting time,” such as reading a book just for the fun of it, walking in the woods with your kids or toasting to another season you’ve survived with a refreshing glass of iced tea or lemonade.

You can create the type of summer you want for yourself so make it a memorable one. That doesn’t have to mean phenomenal trips or once-in-a-lifetime activities. It could simply be about allowing yourself to enjoy an ordinary summer day.

People Don’t Change
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Think you can’t change? Here are two deciding factors that will determine whether you or someone you love is ready for a positive life shift.

Why my mental illness made me decide not to have kids
(Being Beautifully Bipolar) – It’s a difficult decision to make, but one Elaina courageously shares here. If you’ve ever weighed the responsibility of children with the responsibility to care for yourself, you will relate, as her commenters have, with this post.

Your First Therapy Session: 9 Important Questions To Ask
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Preparing for your first session with a therapist? Make sure you ask him or her these questions.

Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes When Choosing A Mate
(NLP Discoveries) – Before you jump in heart first, use your head. Read what ten factors could be signaling the beginning of a hurtful and destructive relationship.

All in the Name of Shame…
(Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity) – You could be living a life ruled by shame and not even know it. This blogger realized a lot of his choices (e.g. career, relationships and even the things he bought) were related to a history of feeling not good enough. Let his inspiring post free you of all the beliefs, people and past experiences currently pulling you down.

Best of Our Blogs: June 19, 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: June 19, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from
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