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Best of Our Blogs: October 12, 2018

With everything going on, it’s easy to feel disconnected. “Us versus them” thinking runs rampant. We’re at a threat to grow increasingly disengaged.

On a small scale, there are things we can do to feel less alone.

While we can’t agree politically with everyone in our lives. We can find tiny cracks where the sunlight gathers. These cracks are the commonalities we share like our fears, dreams and annoyances.

I’ve tried this by simply making small talk with every cashier I meet. I don’t know what their political beliefs are but I know his wife is going on a cruise and that she just moved here from California.

It’s these bridges that can heal us. It’s not a huge thing, but maybe it’s the small things that are needed most.

How Society Gaslights Survivors of Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths (A Guide for Therapists, Law Enforcement and Loved Ones)
(Recovering from a Narcissist) – It’s one aspect of abuse we rarely discuss. Here are the insidious ways we re-traumatize survivors.

8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else
(Stress Better) – Some are these are surprising. Some are expected. Find out what behaviors might signal signs of anxiety in your child.

Boost Happiness With A Dreaded Chore
(Character Strengths) – According to this, it’s possible to transform a task you avoid into an enjoyable activity.

10 Ways To Assess and Respond To Selfish Narcissists
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – This is how to respond and approach the selfish narcissist in your life.

Dysfunction Interrupted-How to Stop Chasing and Choosing the Emotionally Unavailable
(Dysfunction Interrupted) – If you’re tired of ending up in the same unhealthy relationships, read this to break the pattern of dysfunction.

Best of Our Blogs: October 12, 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: October 12, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2020, from
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