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Best of Our Blogs: October 31, 2017

We all struggle with fear, which makes taking on a new persona for a night, going to a Haunted House or watching scary movies fun. It transforms what’s terrifying into something light. It puts us in a seat of power by giving us an opportunity to dress up as fear.

Are you watching a Halloween comedy, wearing a costume or finding another way to put fear in its place?

How about learning how to really be assertive, kicking loneliness on its head and imagining what your future would be like married to a narcissist?

These tips of courage will stay with you long after the candy is gone.

Happy Halloween!

The 5 Skills of Assertiveness – And How to Get Them
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – If you think assertive only means, “standing up for yourself,” you’re half right. Here’s what you’re missing and how it can impact the way you communicate.

Love Bombing is the Gateway Drug to Love Addiction
(Liberation After Narcissistic Abuse) – You got trapped on a roller coaster romance with a narcissist. Here’s why and what you can do about it.

When You Feel Lonely
(Make a Mess: Everyday Creativity) – When you’re craving connection, these creative tips can help soothe feelings of loneliness.

10 Ways to Show Support for Someone after a Trauma
(The Exhausted Woman) – What do you say to someone after they’ve suffered a trauma? As these steps show, sometimes what you do is more important than what you say.

What to Expect When you Marry a Narcissist
(The Recovery Expert) – Yikes! This list will make you think twice about getting romantically involved with a narcissist.

Best of Our Blogs: October 31, 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

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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: October 31, 2017. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2019, from
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