Today we’re talking about mindfulness and how to use this practice to address your own tendencies toward shame and perfectionism. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com and there’s a free trial offer for you today! What exactly is the difference between experiencing shame (or any emotion for that matter…) and being mindful of that emotion? And how does mindfulness actually help? Dr. Margaret stresses, once again, what you can do about it — and mindfulness is one of those practices that you can begin using right now to help you cope better and feel more competent.

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