When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown We recently had our first Self Care Club event: a private outdoor screening of Amy Schumer’s movie I Fee...
1.44 Billion. No, that’s not the amount Star Wars raked in opening weekend, or the number of cheeseburgers served by McDonalds in a day. That’s the number of Active Facebook users currently. Along with 300 Million Instagram users, and 284 Million Twitter users. (thanks, Google). We’re engulfed with it. At first, […]
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I engorged myself with all sorts of decadent treats. All the classics; like Turkey + Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Breads, Cheeses, Dips, Pumpkin Pie and more. As I filled my plate with all these delicious concoctions, I engaged myself in conversation with various family members over the dinner table. Before I […]
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey Thanksgiving. Synonymous with Gratitude, and being Thankful. By now, most of us have heard that grateful people are happier, healthier and generally more fulfilled. For a lot […]