Name that Shame

Has perfectionism ever kept you from doing something you really want to do? Let's give it another name: SHAME. What is it and how do we keep it from sabotaging us? (SPOILER: Shame almost kept me from making this video!!) If you like this video, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more videos like this one :)

As referenced in the video, here is Brené Brown's website - I highly recommend reading her first and/or second books - I Thought It Was Just Me But It Isn't or The Gifts of Imperfection - if you are interested in learning more about shame :)

Frida Kahlo on Pain

[embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnlyttle/3593027048/in/set-72157594310096928/[/embed] Illustration by John Lyttle

This interesting (therapy-related) portrayal of one of Frida Kahlo's famous quotes about living with and processing her pain caught my attention today.

The original quote reads: "I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior." - Frida Kahlo.

It's a reminder that we can avoid, cover up, act out, numb, disavow, deny, and go to great lengths to annihilate our feelings, both physical and emotional, but they will find a way to float to the surface.