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Best of Our Blogs: March 26, 2019

We’ve all got lists. To-do lists. Goal lists. Grocery lists. And the list that may never make it to a sheet of paper, but runs through your head daily. It’s a compilation of all the ways you fall short.

Instead of that self-destructive mash of reasons why you should have called your friend, shouldn’t have picked your kid up late and how you’ll never find the right person, did you ever create a courage list?

Sometimes in your desire to achieve you compare yourself to people’s best days. You forget that you’re juggling parenthood and chronic illness or survived a traumatic childhood. You forget you’ve done some amazing things.

While you’re planning your week spend a few minutes jotting down all the things you’ve done that’s courageous. It might just be the boost you need to tackle that next big thing.

Childhood Emotional Neglect Took Your Voice Away: How to Take it Back
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Your thoughts and feelings were never heard or validated. As an adult, you’ve lost your true voice. Here’s how to reclaim it.

Very Grand Emotions: How Autistics and Neurotypicals Experience Emotions Differently
(Unapologetically Aspie) – Just because someone in your life with autism doesn’t cry at movies or feel sorry for you, it doesn’t mean they’re cold and emotionless. They could be feeling this.

A Practice That Doesn’t Exactly Feel Like Self-Care But Totally Is
(Weightless) – This may inspire you to do the thing you dread. Here are fun, creative ways to clean up and organize the clutter in your life.

Boundaries, Blaming, and Enabling in Codependent Relationships
(Happily Imperfect) – This one thing can stop the blame game in your relationships.

9 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship
(The Exhausted Woman) – Is your relationship headed towards toxic waters? Here’s what to look out for.

Best of Our Blogs: March 26, 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 26, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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