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Shame is one of the most difficult feelings to contend with. Why? Because we often don’t know where it’s coming from or that it’s affecting us until it hits. And when it does, the pain, embarrassment and regret robs us of everything bright and positive in our life.

Essentially, it steals away our hope.

The solution to shame lies in self-love and compassion. And if we choose to walk through the process, it will leads us on a surprisingly path toward self-growth. Shame isn’t the end of the road, but the beginning of a better one.

Whether you’re ashamed about your sexuality, embarrassed about an addiction, or disgusted by the numbers on a scale, the toll it takes on you will be greater than the discomfort it initially brings. Not dealing with it can lead you to a life of fear and in the end may cost you your life.

Read on to find out how to counteract your fears of shame by being proactive. Learn ways to prevent drug addiction and treat sexual addiction. If you’re looking to build your resilience and heal the effects of a toxic environment as beautifully as a sacred lotus, you’ll find what you need in these posts.

6 Skill Sets Every Child Needs to Guard Against Addiction
(Addiction Recovery) – You want your children to do well in school. But it’s also important to teach them the skills to help them cope with stress and problems too. Think of them as safeguards to prevent them from developing destructive behaviors like addiction.

Sexual Freedom vs. Sexual Addiction: The Gay Male Conundrum
(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – Sexual addiction doesn’t discriminate. Even though 85 percent of men who seek sexual addiction treatment are married heterosexual men, the acceptance of sexual freedom in the gay community make gay men also susceptible to addiction. Read more here.

Be Happier, Positively Influence Others and Make a Difference in the World: The Trigger Positive Program is Here!
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – Want to have a more positive outlook on life? Blogger Joe Wilner introduces his new program to help you increase self-awareness, cultivate healthy relationships and find purpose and meaning in your life.

Are You Flexible Enough to Bounce Back?
(Bounce Back) – Flexibility allows you to cope with not just one difficult circumstance, but multiple setbacks and to come back braver and more courageous than before. Want to learn how to do that? Here are four ways you can flex your flexibility muscle.

Lotus Effect: Informational Poisoning & Informational Detox
(360 of Mindful Living) – What will it take for you to finally discard the things that are poisoning your life? Take it from the deep wisdom of a lotus and you may rediscover your essential self.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Jun 2012
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APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: June 8, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/06/08/best-of-our-blogs-june-8-2012/

 

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