FROM SHAME TO SHINE
From Shame to Shine: Connecting with others to build shame resilience and let our true selves shine!
This blog series was inspired by Brene Brown’s popular book I Thought It Was Just Me, in which Brene Brown researched the impact shame has on women. My hope is to gather stories from real women just like you so others can learn, grow, and develop their own shame resilience.
Shame can be debilitating and immobilizing. It’s often likely packaged with feelings of “I’m not good enough or deserving enough”, “there’s something wrong with me” or even at times embarrassment. We all experience shame but we often hide our experiences in a deep dark place not wanting to share for fear of being judged or not accepted. Since an inherent goal of humanity is to feel connected to others this blog series will focus on doing just that. We will share personal stories about feeling shame in all aspects of our life, from our body image, to difficulties with fertility, failure to keep up with the Jones’, and so much more. The purpose of sharing our shame is to not only feel more connected, but to also see the world through the lens of others and truly empathize and hear their story without judgement.
This blog series will be a tool in which all can come and learn to grow and accept themselves and others for our unique journey in life. To begin I would like to share both Brown's definition of shame as well as a personal "Shame To Shine" Story.
Brene Brown's definition of shame:
Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging. Some women often experience shame when they are entangled in a web of layered, conflicting and competing social-community expectations. Shame creates feelings of fear, blame and disconnection.
Let's Stop the Shame Cycle!!!! Share your stories! You have nothing to be ashamed of. You are beautiful just the way you are and your past does not define your future, remember that!
3 Must Knows to Participate:
1.DOWNLOAD the form to share your story here .
2. You can remain anonymous. We can choose a "pseudo name" for your story. If you want to share you're story but aren't quite comfortable with it being on the interwebs feel free to do it anonymously! Anything you share with Jenn will remain confidential.
3. You don't have to be a great writer. Don't feel comfortable with your writing skills but still want to share your story to help others? No worries you and I can work to write your story your way!
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