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Best of Our Blogs: October 26, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be well when you’re chronically ill. Being healthy may not constitute a lack of illness. It may not look like your state of well-being before you were diagnosed.

Wellness may mean there are pockets of time when you find peace in the moment. It may mean a commitment to radical self-care. It may simply mean the ability to take a walk or meditate. It may be the hope of living in harmony with disorder or disease.

Sometimes we can’t control our physical body. But we can work on our thoughts to free our mind from the shackles of fear, and self-hatred.

Sometimes we can’t control our mind. But we can work on feeding our body with foods that can nourish and support our general well-being.

Exercising our body and mind with healthy thoughts and food are the ways we heal ourselves even if we’re unable to cure our illness.

The Dark Side Of When Someone Is Jealous Of You
(Therapy Soup) – Jealousy harms both the envier and the envied. Here’s how to deal with the damage.

6 Ways Passive-Aggressiveness Destroys Relationships
(NLP Discoveries) – If you want more intimacy and trust in your relationship, you might want to nip this behavior in the bud.

7 Things Not to Say to A Daughter Who’s Healing from Childhood
(Knotted) – It’s the things she told you, which continues to hurt you.

7 Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things
(The Exhausted Woman) – Why do hurt people hurt people? Here are seven things stopping you from the life you want.

3 Condescending Comments Single People Often Hear and What I Say in Response
(Single at Heart) – Here’s what to tell the next person who comments about your singleness.

Best of Our Blogs: October 26, 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 26, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from
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