Do You Feel Unworthy?

Have you experienced that emotional wash of flu-like discomfort throughout your body, leading you to believe you are dirty, or unclean?  Do you have painful thoughts of regret in the middle of the night?

What are these awful emotions?  Simply, they are a feeling of unworthiness. Brené Brown, shame researcher and storyteller, has helped bring to light these intensely dark emotions (see list and links below). Through meta-analysis, she found the four ickiest emotions—my word, not hers—are: Embarrassment, Humiliation, Guilt, and Shame.  Even though these emotions can feel similar, knowing the differences between them makes all the differenceContinue reading “Do You Feel Unworthy?”

A Helpful Way to Vent

When I was about eight years old, I remember a particularly annoying night when my older sisters were picking on me… again… (a shocker I know).  I had had enough!  I don’t recall the details of the situation, but I got very angry and felt powerless to do anything about it.  So, I decided to vent to my journal, writing less Continue reading “A Helpful Way to Vent”

Rising Strong: Brené Brown

“Why do we fall, Mr. Wayne?  So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Continue reading “Rising Strong: Brené Brown”