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So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

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All of the posts under the "shame" tag.

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June 29th. That’s the last time I posted here. I feel sad about that. I am self-compassionate about that. My attention’s been elsewhere…

I started a small business! I’m baking allergen-free treats and selling them locally!

It’s been… challenging.

Walking into this vulnerable space has triggered shame feelings. I’ve been hearing you’re not good enough!Continue reading

Angie September 19, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Moving in Shame – Unhealthy Ways we Cope with Self-Worth Injuries

Moving in Shame - I relate to this little toy soldier wearing armor and wielding a weapon

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.

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Angie June 23, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion

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.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion by SoAngieWrites.com

Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading

Angie November 30, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Monday Mantra – Deconstructing Harmful Beliefs (Shame)

Monday Mantra - Deconstructing Harmful Beliefs (Shame) by SoAngieWrites.com
Today I woke late, and trudged downstairs to a messy kitchen.

“This place is a mess. It should be clean. Why can’t I get it clean? I’m home all the time, so why isn’t it clean? I am lazy and incompetent. I suck at homemaking. I suck at life.”

Readers, how did that make you feel, to read what went through my head this morning?… Continue reading

Angie October 26, 2015 6 Comments Permalink

Deconstructing a Shame Sandwich – A Healthy Choice

Deconstructing a Shame Sandwich - A Healthy Choice by soangiewrites.com

My oldest Teen is learning to play the piano. Last night I heard a crash upstairs. I found him cradling an injured hand. His keyboard was on the floor, the stand collapsed. Here’s what I heard-

“I’m so stupid. I tried to adjust the stand without removing the keyboard. I can’t believe I’m so stupid!”

I got him an icepack for the squished hand, and tried to think of an empathic way to address the shame message he’d expressed.… Continue reading

Angie October 6, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Angie September 4, 2015 4 Comments Permalink

Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame

Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame by SoAngieWrites.com #recovery #PTSD #spoonie

Injecting humor into the week’s lousy start via Snapchat

Last week started out kinda crappy. I was in a lot of physical pain and was making brave choices about my health care. Unfortunately, my doctor’s office was not returning calls about the medication my physical therapist wanted me on. The pain plus the frustration of provider run-around wore me down.… Continue reading

Angie August 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Angie August 22, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Shame Stories and Chronic Pain – Using Mindfulness to Heal

I woke up confused- fresh off a vivid, violent dream, and hurting from head to toe. Some days seem set before my feet hit the floor. Eyes open to yesterday’s struggles, and I’m wishing for a Teflon brain, so all my troubles could slide right off.

Painful mornings stack up, making it easy to slip into a story…

I feel too much pain.Continue reading

Angie August 12, 2015 5 Comments Permalink

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