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Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4

Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4
Based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown The fourth and final step to developing and practicing shame resilience is the Ability to Speak Shame. D...

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

As we enter National Suicide Prevention Week, we hope to draw attention to the topic. Project Semicolon makes an important clarification that “Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors and should not be attributed to any one single cause. Not all people who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not all people with a mental illness attempt to end their lives by suicide."

 

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3
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.

Shame and Body Image: Developing Shame Resilience - Part One

Shame and Body Image: Developing Shame Resilience - Part One
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...

If I posted sexy pictures, I would get like, 1000 more likes…

If I posted sexy pictures, I would get like, 1000 more likes…
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, […]

I’m a Sensitive Girl… And It’s Amazing!

I’m a Sensitive Girl… And It’s Amazing!
Since the time I can remember I have been the type of girl who is extremely sensitive.   From emotions.   To other people’s emotions.   To my environment.   Everything from lighting… to noise…   Even my skin and eyes are sensitive.   I used to view this sensitivity as a weakness. I had […]