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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.

BREAKING NEWS: Your Thoughts Aren’t True!

BREAKING NEWS: Your Thoughts Aren’t True!
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” – Byron Katie When I was 22 years old, I was stuck […]

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m just sooo overwhelmed!?” There is so much going on in the world today. You’re consuming dozens of things on a […]