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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.

Developing Shame Resilience: Part Two

Developing Shame Resilience: Part Two
Hey personal development seekers! Hopefully you’ve been following this self-care topic on discussing body image and shame that started with our Sel...

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...

The Freedom of Expressing Instead of Repressing Your Emotions

The Freedom of Expressing Instead of Repressing Your Emotions
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” -Kris Carr   “Stop your crying!” my […]

‘Therapy Threads’ Clothing Line Strives to Break Down the Stigmas of Mental Health

‘Therapy Threads’ Clothing Line Strives to Break Down the Stigmas of Mental Health
“1 in 4 people, like me, have a Mental Health problem. Many more have a problem with that.” – Stephen Fry  There’s something wrong with me. I’m defective. Damaged. Flawed. Not good enough.   If you’ve ever thought these thoughts, chances are you know the experience of Shame.  One of the biggest fertilizers of this Shame […]