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Best of Our Blogs: March 27, 2018

It’s always the case that when the seasons begin to change and the warm weather starts to peak out, a part of me that’s been cooped up inside feels a surge of energy. I see it too in department stores-a lure to begin spring cleaning, change up our home decor, and a need to start something fresh.

I hate to say it, but it can be a little overwhelming.

New classes to take. New things to buy. New activities to do.

How do you stay focused? How do you know what to change and what to accept? I’m talking about external things, but internal too.

This week as you slowly begin contemplating the spring season, consider what’s most important. Are you actively grappling with the lack of intimacy in your relationship, bracing yourself for your next interaction with a narcissistic ex or coping with an anniversary of losing someone? If so, be kind to yourself.

While the change of seasons are exciting, remembering it’s okay to take things slow. Change doesn’t happen over night. Step by step, one emotion then another, and moment to the next moment, is how we get there.

The 5 Special Challenges of the Doubly Emotionally Neglected Couple
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – You love each other so why is there distance in your relationship? It’s the common experience you and your partner share that gets in the way of your emotional intimacy.

Divorcing a Narcissist
(The Recovery Expert) – If you’re considering ending a relationship with a narcissist, this is a must-read. Preparation, planning and reminders of why you’re doing it in the first place are vital as you get through this difficult process.

Rewards Can Reduce Cognitive ADHD Symptoms
(ADHD Millennial) – Research studies show there’s something you can do to improve performance, reduce, and sometimes eliminate the deficits associated with ADHD.

10 Strategies for Dealing with Your Narcissistic Ex
(The Exhausted Woman) – You’ve split up, but are still dealing with the aftermaths of breaking up with a narcissist. You need this.

Losing A Child: Today He Would Have Turned 22
(Narcissism MeetsĀ Normalcy) – What do you say to someone grieving over the loss of a child? Maybe it’s not what you say, but your ability to be there fully with compassion, acknowledgement, validation, and understanding.

Best of Our Blogs: March 27, 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: March 27, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2020, from
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