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Best of Our Blogs: November 24, 2017

Yesterday’s Thanksgiving turkey is today’s lunch. But for many of us we didn’t have our pumpkin pie and eat it too.

Perhaps, there were too much words spoken or not enough.

Maybe Thanksgiving was full of painful reminders of past holidays or people we loved who are not celebrating with us this year.

As we reflect upon yesterday’s events, you may have feelings of regret, remorse or resentment for the things you said or didn’t say, the things you did that you shouldn’t have.

I’ve found that turning here helps. Feeling like we’re not the only one helps. Self-compassion and kindness are also ways to help heal a overburdened heart.

As Black Friday begins and everyone fills their pain with more distractions, I hope you’ll pause and tell yourself the following: I did the best I could. Maybe they did the best they could too. I’m worthy regardless.

Our five posts this week are all about helping you feel better, stop yelling and survive your dysfunctional families. Reading them is like someone saying, “It’s okay. You’re not alone. We’ve all got them, and there’s things we can do.”

7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health Right Now
(The Exhausted Woman) – There’s no time for yoga and organic dinners to fuel your busy chaotic life. This, on the other hand, is something you could do.

How To Stop Yelling (And Other Knee-Jerk Reactions)
(Unshakeable Calm) – Your tired, stressed and overwhelmed. Yelling is par for the course. But maybe with this, it doesn’t have to be.

12 Ways to Cope With Narcissists at the Holidays
(Narcissism Decoded) – You feel trapped, stressed out and tense about the upcoming holidays. These tools. however, will leave you feeling empowered, and in control no matter who you encounter.

Why Our Family Triggers Us—And What to Do
(Weightless) – Why is that whenever you go home for the holidays you feel like a kid again? Here’s how our families trigger us and the surprising ways we can gain back control of the situation.

3 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Narcissists
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – You survived Thanksgiving, but if you need help navigating the rest of the holidays, this survival guide is a must-read.

Best of Our Blogs: November 24, 2017


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 Brandi-AnnUyemura.com.


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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: November 24, 2017. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/best-of-our-blogs-november-24-2017/
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