Hey! I’m grateful to be in connection with you! You’re on the bumpy ramp into adulthood. You exist in rapidly changing brains, feelings, and senses of self. Some of you are in crisis, struggling against oppressive systems, facing challenges, experiencing broken hearts, and simply trying to survive.
Three years ago I read Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, in which she shares her research, revealing shame as a universally-felt emotion.
I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.
This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
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