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Best of Our Blogs: November 9, 2018

You feel like you’re living a nightmare. If only, you could wake up to life before your diagnosis, divorce or other difficulty. Even though it seems unnatural to accept the circumstances you’ve been given, the inability to accept it makes the situation worse often creating suffering.

Acceptance doesn’t mean we don’t look for solutions or find ways to overcome illness. Acceptance means softening our resistance to what is there anyway.

As you read our posts this week, you can simultaneously practice accepting your depression and learn ways to reduce it. You can accept your situation and learn ways to better it. 

Self-Efficacy: A Missing Link To Overcoming Depression?
(Leveraging Adversity) – Exciting research shows something that can reduce depression and fatigue.

When You’re Not Narcissistic Enough: Meet the Echoist!
(Knotted) – What it looks like when you don’t have enough narcissism.

How Single People Unwittingly Confirm Other People’s Stereotypes and False Expectations
(Single at Heart) – It’s the things you say and don’t say that are helping people make assumptions about your single life.

5 (Good) Reasons to Leave a Narcissist
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – If you’re on the road to leaving a narcissist, read this for an extra boost of motivation.

Narcissists and Gift Giving
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Narcissists are known to be bad gift givers. Which one do you have in your life?

Best of Our Blogs: November 9, 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 9, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 21, 2019, from
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