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Best of Our Blogs: May 3, 2019

I often forget how important meditation is. I forget how easy the rubbish of the world can steal in. When things are going well, meditation or rest seems unimportant. There are so many things one can choose to do in a day. The necessity of closing your eyes seems like a an unnecessary chore.

But as in anything important like seeking therapy or taking medication, it’s vital to our upkeep. When things are going well, we can’t let things slide. It’s as important to meditate when we don’t feel stressed as it is when we are.

Building a structure of coping tools, a scaffolding of things to keep you emotionally healthy and physically strong may feel like one more thing you have to do. But if we make it a habit like brushing your teeth, it will feel like a part of your day not a detour from it.

5 Powerful Lessons Arya Stark From Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Complex Trauma Survivors
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – You’ll want to read this if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, are caught up with the last episode, and interested in the journey of a complex trauma survivor.

Narcissistic Mothers: The Long-Term Effects on Their Daughters
(Knotted) – It’s all the things you were taught in life that makes you see yourself and the world in a different way.

Neurodiversity and Sleep: 16 Ways to Calm Your Nervous System and Your Mind to Sleep Better
(Neurodivergent Perspective) – If your mind races like this blogger, you will appreciate these sleeping tips.

Are You a Gossip? (and How to Stop Being One if You Are!)
(NLP Discoveries) – Gossip is so tempting, but sharing negative news about others serves no one especially yourself.

Porn Sex Ed? No. Here’s Real Sex Ed, Ladies!
(Full Heart, Empty Arms) – Forget about what you heard. This is what sex is really like.

Best of Our Blogs: May 3, 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 3, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2020, from
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