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Best of Our Blogs: March 17, 2015


On a past episode of Super Soul Sunday, Oprah talked to Madonna Badger, a woman who truly embodies resilience and what it’s like to experience immense grief and survive it.

Badger tragically lost her parents and three daughters on Christmas day 2011 in a house fire. Her ability to overcome this tremendous loss has become a source of strength and inspiration for many suffering hardship.

May her wise words be a reminder that healing takes time and that it can’t be banished by distraction or by willing them away. Love and experiencing our feelings are the only way.

“Time doesn’t heal anything, I don’t think. You just sort of learn how to live with it a little bit better. And I don’t hurt myself. Those [alcohol/drugs] are the kinds of things that don’t help at all. You have to actually feel the feelings okay…But it’s so much more in my experience, it’s so much more painful to stay outside of that pain. And the latest thing for me has been about that I can’t outrun my pain like just going as fast as I can, doing as much as I can, almost like in a manic way. I can’t do that it. It doesn’t work.” – Madonna Badger on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

If you’re suffering right now, use our posts to find comfort and solace in the knowledge that you’re not alone. You can get through even the most difficult of moments by checking in with your feelings, being kind to yourself and rediscovering who you really in are in light of whatever struggles you’re currently enduring.

Sometimes I Get Depressed
(The Gentle Self) – If you’re depressed, you might feel alone. But keep reading as this blogger shares why sadness is a normal and common emotion that could be alerting you to deeper issues that need addressing or be a sign that you’re on your way to embracing your authentic self.

21 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Ourselves
(Weightless) – Self-care comes from knowing who you are. To delve deeper into self-discovery, reflect on these soul-searching questions.

5 Ways Abandonment Issues Can Destroy Your Relationships!
(Reaching Life Goals) – Your fear of abandonment is sabotaging your chance at a loving relationship. Here are five things you’re unintentionally doing to prevent the love you want.

Bipolar disorder really is a disability.
(Bipolar Laid Bare) – Do you risk being judged by people at work just so you can be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? One blogger shares a common conundrum faced by anyone who works and is diagnosed with a mental illness.

I’m 32 and Just Discovered I Have Feelings
(Childhood Neglect) – Want to feel more in control of your emotions? One woman learns that paying attention instead of distracting or panicking over them has helped her transform even the most difficult emotions into opportunities to be a more balanced person.

Best of Our Blogs: March 17, 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: March 17, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from
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