Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

Shame is a well-worn word used in therapy/counselling/recovery/addiction/moral injury and trauma etc.  It is all-encompassing and often over-used and incorrectly used in conversation circles.  I once asked an expert for the definition of shame (but you can get that below) but also asked what was the opposite of shame.  The answer?  Belonging!  When feeling overwhelmed

Suicide isn’t just “I want to die!”

A poignant message from a personal experience.  Worth a read. Suicide isn’t just simply “I want to die!” and it certainly isn’t ‘the easy way out’ or selfish as many people still believe it to be. August 3, 2017 by amysboarderlineworld Suicide has been in the media a lot over the past few years, particularly

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational

Excellent read, considering the avalanche of so-called fake news in our feeds and social media… George Dvorsky Jun 30, 2016, 3:00pm The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can

Communicating–In Spite of Cognitive Bias

February 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin The more emotional the topic, the more subjective we tend to be. And when something threatens us, it can be a real struggle to detach enough to come to a rational decision. You’ve mentioned that it’s important to talk to the alcoholic in a way that she or

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

By Sahaj Kohli Senior Contributors Editor, HuffPost MCMILLAN DIGITAL ART VIA GETTY IMAGES 13k No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But