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Best of Our Blogs: November 27, 2018

We made it through family gatherings, an overload of food and Black Friday. Now we’re heading straight to the chaos of the holiday season. Even my inbox is brimming with explanation points.

I hope you’ll read this and find respite from the hustle and bustle. Take a moment to hide away from the noise and distraction to focus deeper on yourself. Bringing awareness to why you’ve always felt alone, are overly responsible and constantly being picked apart for the way you do housework, can actually be the way to bring peace to the holidays.

6 Ways You May Have Been Raised to Feel Alone
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Feeling lonely? It could have started from childhood.

How Toxic Guilt and False Responsibility Keep You in Dysfunction
(Psychology of Self) – If you want to figure out why you blame yourself, are full of guilt and take on more responsibility then you should, this will help you understand where it all came from.

Narcissists and Housework: A Weapon for Self-Congratulation at your Expense
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If your cleaning skills is a bone of contention, narcissism is probably to blame.

15 Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
(The Exhausted Woman) – It’s a must-read for anyone anticipating holiday gatherings with difficult people.

Why You’ve Never Heard of DBT
(Harrd Feelings: Trauma Recovery Today) – It’s helpful for anyone with impulsivity and extreme emotions, and yet you rarely hear about it. This post shares what DBT is and why it’s been overlooked.

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