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Best of Our Blogs: March 12, 2019

I’ve been reading Dr. Samantha Brody’s book Overcoming Overwhelm, and so far, I’m loving her take on something many of us experience daily. Instead of putting a bandaid over our stress, she invites readers to do take real steps to “dismantle it, intentionally, one step at a time.”

What does overwhelm look like?

She says overwhelm can manifest as physical illness, and emotionally as psychological disorders like depression and anxiety.

One way to manage overwhelm is to become aware of what you’re willing to change and not ready to change right now. Another thing you can begin to do is figure out what your values are, which can help you gain clarity with decisions and eliminate things that keep you busy but don’t align with what’s important to you.

Sometimes feelings of overwhelm stem from childhood. If so, you might want to read our top post this week, which addresses issues of unworthiness and shame from your past.

Common Feelings of a Parent Who Grew Up With Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Parenting is extra challenging because you grew up emotional neglected so it’s normal if you’re experiencing these feelings.

Healing from Emotional Abandonment, Shame, and Unworthiness
(Happily Imperfect) – Could your issues with shame and unworthiness derive from this?

The Real Michael Jackson and Normalcy Bias
(Full Heart, Empty Arms) – This explains why we don’t see the truth even when it’s glaringly obvious.

What’s Behind the Narcissist’s Mask?
(Narcissism Decoded) – This study shows narcissists aren’t just a little more manipulative and deceptive. The actual numbers will surprise you.

The Addiction of Narcissism
(The Exhausted Woman) – Can’t stop dating narcissists? This will help you understand how you get drawn in.

Best of Our Blogs: March 12, 2019

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. (2019). Best of Our Blogs: March 12, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from
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