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Best of Our Blogs: September 22, 2015


Some people have the option of operating on a very superficial level without having to delve very deep into their lives. They can, for example, spend their energy on outward appearances, their job, and gossiping about the world with little awareness or openness to what’s going on the inside.

I used to think this was a privilege, a luxury even. But being forced to face your illnesses and issues may actually be the more effective option for those who want a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life.

Yes, it sucks sometimes to have to prepare and plan for ordinary moments with medication, support and therapy that other people may take for granted. But growth happens when you stretch yourself. As you learn ways to navigate the world, you’re gaining wisdom, compassion and resilience to tackle what most people aren’t capable of dealing with. It’s all in the way you look at your situation.

The good news is that even if you’re currently stuck in a place of negativity or difficulty, with the right tools, you’re headed for potential healing, self-growth and positive change. Let our top posts on everything from self-care to positive thinking guide you from stuck to self-aware.

Feeling Stuck? Maybe You Need to Grieve
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – If you’re stuck in a state of confusion and suffering, the answer may lie in allowing yourself to finally grieve. Here are seven ways you can begin the healing process.

How to Practice Self-Care
(The Mixing Bowl) – You don’t have time to take care of yourself right? According to this, you can’t afford to neglect self-care. Try these activities and see if it won’t just give you the energy and time that you desperately need.

Putting a Positive Spin on Negative Thoughts So You Can Take Healthy Action
(Weightless) – If you’re stuck on a negative thought, the solution may not be to ignore it, but to see it in a positive light. As you’ll read, maybe it’s about listening to what we’re saying about our bodies, minds and actions and finding another way to move us forward.

The Power of Empowering
(Embracing Balance) – There’s something you can do right now to empower someone you love. Try these to brighten a friend, relative, or your partner’s day.

Three Ways to Teach Yourself to Think More Optimistically
(Leveraging Adversity) – Want to start seeing your glass as half-full? Read this to learn how to live your life with more positivity.

Best of Our Blogs: September 22, 2015

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: September 22, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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