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Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Today, I was going to write about not being a jerk, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Because today I'm going to write about shame. Today, sh...

Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

What's the Difference Between Guilt and Shame?

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

"What's the relationship between guilt and shame, and are they related?" (I got asked this question in response to my blog post, Shedding Shame.) My a...

Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

So What If My Problems Are First World? Yours Are Too.

Laura A Boggs | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura A Boggs

Wells Fargo opened three phony accounts in my name, my Samsung exploded, and, to top it off, my salon's now charging extra to blow dry my hair. Seriou...

When You're Ashamed Of Your Age And Its Effect On Your Body

Cecilia Dintino | Posted 11.01.2016 | Fifty
Cecilia Dintino

Despite the fact that aging does indeed kick us out of the in, our shame about it is unjustified. How can we kick the aging person out of a tribe of members that are all aging? Do we want to continue to eliminate our future selves from relevance?

What Does Tim Kaine Believe About Mental Health Parity?

Quora | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics

Why do insurance companies treat mental health differently than physical health? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where co...

To Serve And To Stigmatize?

Kevin Hogan | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hogan

The Los Angeles Police Department's motto "To Protect and to Serve" was etched into my mind while I was still a kid living on the other side of the co...

Staring Down The Epidemic Of Loneliness

Johanna Bond | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

We need ourselves, to find our own voices and activate our own ears. We will find connection in our disagreements as well as our shared interests, and we may well help to spread an epidemic of connection.

Lost And Found: The See-Saw Of Self-Worth

Steph Thompson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Steph Thompson

I saw it, though. I had been in such a good place, feeling so good about myself and my relationships all summer, and so I felt the shift dramatically. It was easy to identify how the shame and self-loathing sent me straight into a spiral of disconnection.

The Power of 'NO' Challenge

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Previously, on my blog, I've spoken about communicating without making excuses or justifications for your decisions. I challenged you to spend a period of time trying to respond to requests in an authentic and honest manner. Today, I challenge you to gain a new respect for the word, "no."

Ashamed To Ask For Help: Is This A Problem?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 08.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianna Glynska

I have always considered myself an independent person who is capable of doing multiple things at once and doesn't need anybody else's help. And I've a...

Shame Eating

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I did an open mic in the Valley near my house. My goal was to try out some new stand-up comedy material, which is what open mics are for. ...

The Stigma Games: A Lose-Lose Proposition

Kevin Hogan | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Kevin Hogan

No one is born with stigma. Society assigns it -- much like a suffocating, shrink-wrapped label around someone or some group suddenly deemed the outsider.

Speaking Out: Shame and Sexual Assault

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Suzannah Galland

The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...

End Divorce Shaming

Tiffany Beverlin | Posted 08.22.2016 | Divorce
Tiffany Beverlin

I constantly tell people no ONE human on this planet is worth feeling hopeless about, people change evolve and fall in and out of love, this in no way makes you a bad person. It makes you human.

Demanding Black Forgiveness Is Just Another Way To Control Us

The Establishment | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

When I was six, my favorite uncle came by to visit. I loved spending time with him; He was always playful and fun. On this day for some reason I didn...

A Boy, A Barbie and Shame

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Seamus Kirst

When I think back to childhood I think of shame.For as far back as I can remember, I always knew I was different. I preferred a Barbie to a ball. Havi...

How Does It Feel To Not Give To Charity?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Adam Hoffman Giving makes us feel good. But how does not giving make us feel? A substantial body of research has repeatedly suggested that spend...

The Apology I Still Fantasize About Giving

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

I've always been fascinated with apologies. Both giving them and receiving them. And in looking back at how they've punctuated my life, I'd like to share this story. It's a story about regret, shame, the American educational system, disrespect, and the importance of self-advocacy.

How To Reclaim The Sexuality All Of Us Were Born With

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

You weren't born hating your body. You weren't born sexually numb with low libido. You weren't born with shame around your genitals. You were born naked.

Letting Go Of Shame And Self Criticism

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Do you struggle with an inner critic? What have you tried, what has worked, and what would you want to do differently? I'd love to hear back from you!

Things I'd Like Men To Know About Periods

ReeRee Rockette | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
ReeRee Rockette

Most women have come to terms with the hassle of dealing with periods. We've figured out how to keep the blood contained, whether by a pad, a tampon or a mooncup. I'm just working on finally shaking the shame, I'm far too old to be carrying this baggage.

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

We Must Stop Money Shaming Now

Nichole Sylvester | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Nichole Sylvester

Shame is heavy. Shame whispers to you when you are all alone and tells you that you're not worthy and you'll never be good enough to have this or have...