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Best of Our Blogs: May 24, 2019

On a summit recently, I learned our brains are always trying to understand things. This thought was mind-blowing for me.

Think of it. Your mind is like a scientist trying its best to understand the world. But that doesn’t mean it always gets things right. Sometimes fear draws a curtain over the truth. Sometimes we get a small picture and create an entire story around it. Sometimes what you are feeling in your body isn’t some disease waiting to reveal itself. Sometimes it’s stress, sadness or anxiety.

Your brain is doing its best to understand what you’re going through. But it’s not always getting the whole picture.

This week as you read about narcissists, abuse, and trauma, reflect on this. Through therapy and asking yourself the questions in one of our posts, you’ll get closer to understanding the truth of your experience.

5 Victim-Shaming Myths That Harm Abuse and Trauma Survivors and Encourage Spiritual Bypassing
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – Be careful what you say. It has the power to retraumatize victims.

Why Do People Lie to Their Therapists? Here’s the Most Important Reason, by Far
(Single at Heart) – Therapists, this is what your clients aren’t telling you and why.

6 Not-So-Simple But Significant Questions to Ask Ourselves
(Weightless) – It takes courage to ask yourself these questions, but as this blogger says, you have the strength to handle the answers.

When Narcissistic Abuse Occurs in Family Systems
(The Savvy Shrink) – Motherhood isn’t the picture perfect image we see in greeting cards and on TV. Here’s how motherhood affects adult children of narcissistic parents.

When Your Abuser is Nice
(The Recovery Expert) – It’s how you get caught in an abuser’s trap, every time.

Best of Our Blogs: May 24, 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: May 24, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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