Category Archives: Shame

Try More Invitations…

There is a story I hear all too often. It is how some people try to get what they want from other people. It can be partners, parents and children, co-workers or friends. It doesn’t matter. What they do is … Continue reading

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Won’t? Maybe it is Can’t…

I often hear people say that they want more emotional connection and expression from their partner. They say their partner won’t express their feelings or even state their needs. That lack of sharing often leaves the first person feeling locked … Continue reading

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More About Change…

Last week I wrote about some reasons that prevent people from starting the process of change. This week I wanted to talk about another reason. A reason that I feel is worth talking about by itself. What I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Shame vs. Guilt

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss the difference between shame and guilt. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss write us at TwoTherapistsTalking@gmail.com.

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Being Right Versus Being Kind – Take 2…

Last week I wrote about how sometimes it is more important to be kind than it is to be right when we are interacting with important people in our lives. But like most things, there are multiple facets of the … Continue reading

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When Being Right Doesn’t Matter…

I think most people enjoy being right. I know I do. But sometimes being right isn’t the most important thing. I know some of you may think that sounds like sacrilege! But it is true.  Sometimes the most important thing … Continue reading

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Brene Brown on Vulnerability – Take 2

In past posts I’ve mentioned one of my favorite TED Talks, one by Brene Brown, a PhD researcher who studies, among other things, vulnerability (click to watch video). In addition to enjoying her speaking style I really enjoy how she … Continue reading

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