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Best of Our Blogs: March 8, 2019

I’ve been hiking again recently and it’s been nice. But it’s also brought up something I forgot about.

Whenever I hike, there comes a point where it gets really hard. Maybe it’s all uphill, the terrain is muddy or it’s going on for way too long. When I’m pushed, tired and ready to give up, that’s when all my fears and true beliefs are revealed. That’s when I gain clarity of how I deal with stress, and challenge in other areas of my life.

Do you complain and gripe the whole way until you get to the end? Do you rise to the occasion and motivate others to keep going? Are you so afraid of making others uncomfortable that you go out of your way at the expense of your own safety?

The next time you go for a hike, run a race or do anything that stretches you, get curious about it. The experience could give clues about who you are, how you confront stress and discomfort, and what you need to work on.

5 Signs of Narcissistic Therapists (The Ultimate Covert Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing)
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – Yikes. Even therapists can be narcissists. Here are the warning signs you need to look out for.

The 3 Senses You Never Knew Existed… But You Should!
(Unapologetically Aspie) – You’re sensitive to temperature changes or clumsy. Surprisingly, it could be a symptom of a sensory issue.

Self-Sabotage and other Micro-Rebellions Against Being Controlled
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – To cope with being controlled as a kid, you might have done this.

10 Games Narcissists Play (and Why They Play Them)
(Knotted) – After reading this post, you may realize that you were never an equal partner, just a pawn in a narcissist’s game.

5 Critical Things to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
(Weightless) – It’s possible to move from overwhelmed to ease. You can learn how to here.

Best of Our Blogs: March 8, 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 8, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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