After-Burn (noun)

After-Burn (noun)

After-Burn (noun): the feeling one has in reaction to having displayed new, exciting healthy behaviors. Anything to do with owning our power and taking care of ourselves. Might include such feelings as guilt, shame, fear. The emotional backlash of finally deciding to...

Definition Day: Shame vs. Toxic Shame

Definition Day: Guilt: The painful feeling of regret and responsibility for one’s actions. I did/did not do something wrong. I shouldn’t have eaten the whole box of cookies. I should have gone to see my grandmother before she died. Guilt motivates me toward action. I...

Giving Shame a Shove

As we discussed last month, shame is a pervasive feeling that has a persistent way of catching us in its trap. This month, we will discuss ways to free ourselves from its clutches and begin the journey of returning to our core goodness and innate wholeness. Healing...

The Many Faces of Shame

If there is one emotion that presents itself as the “got you” feeling, it is shame.  We want to crawl in a hole, eat worms as our permanent diet and never face the world again unless we have a brown bag over our heads.   Shame is that feeling of being...
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