Category: shame

Helluva Year

Well, it has been over a year since I have posted a blog. It seems flaky on my part- or at least I think so. Don’t think I haven’t thought about writing on countless days, or said out loud to myself and those around me – I need to write a blog post. But the truth is, I wasn’t ready until now to put … Read More Helluva Year

Uncovering Shame

Shame is a normal feeling that everyone experiences–even trained therapists like myself. However, if you asked me on any given day if I struggle with shame, I would probably say, “I don’t struggle with toxic shame. I feel really good about myself and the accomplishments I’ve made in my life. I’m confident and feel good in my own skin–hence, I don’t have these issues.” I have been saying … Read More Uncovering Shame

Waiting for the Sun

Life can hurt like hell sometimes. As a person who has experienced immense pain, (more than I would have ever chosen for myself) I’ve learned through it and because of it that those dark clouds eventually pass and you will feel the sun again. It may be hard to believe, but there are gifts that come from pain. When we have the courage to … Read More Waiting for the Sun