Taming Your Inner Demons. The Role Of Shame: One Question That Helps

I was in therapy a good deal in my twenties and early thirties, and most of the work had to do with shame. A therapist once suggested I read a book called,”Taming Your Gremlins.” It focused on recognizing the pesky, persistent, and very damaging inner...

SelfWork YGTG: Do Empaths Actually Exist? Here’s The Debate!

Today I’m sharing the work of Stacey Wright, a psychotherapist in Georgia whose work is frequently featured on The Mighty. She specializes in the treatment of highly sensitive people. I thought what she had to say was very clear in her latest article on The Mighty....

Five Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

There’s an old saying — comparison is the thief of joy. You betcha. It’s one thing to actively participate in a competition, where you intentionally choose to make a huge individual or team effort in a contest. You either win or lose and being...

Finding Your Purpose: The Best Valentines Gift You Can Give Yourself

In the second grade, I was elected “Valentine Queen” of my class. I wore a glittery paper crown all day long and dreamed of future ascensions. Miss Pine Bluff. Miss Arkansas. Miss America. I remember the surprising happiness that seeped inside of me,...

How To Step Away From Paralyzing Shame

At the age of 34, I didn’t think I’d ever live down my shame. I’d struggled through a chaotic ten years. I’d ended two marriages –  for very different reasons. Yet I was acutely aware that the common thread between them was me. I was struggling...