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Letting Go of Shame

Were you raised in a “shame on you” household? I sure was. Maybe it was the era. Maybe it was my parents pushing me to be more. Or maybe it’s how they were raised. But I’ll tell you what—“shame on you” was a punishment that often hurt more than a bare butt spanking. 

But let’s not parent bash. I mean even the most well-intentioned parents could make us feel shameful for our grades, our looks, or our introverted nature with just their stink eye glance alone. 

And then…

…some of us carried that shame into adulthood where it played like a loop in our heads. Didn’t get the big job. Had an affair. Got a divorce. Blah. Blah. Blah. 

It lurked around inside us ready to pounce, especially on the days when we felt particularly low or less than. 

But here’s the danger in carrying around all that shame––it will kill your dreams with a hot, slow burn, each aspiration shriveling inside you like a raisin in the sun. 

In this video, I share some thoughts on how we can finally release our shame and keep it from silencing our spirit. 

We’re here to make our biggest dreams happen, to share our gifts, and be our truest selves. And to accept that our humanness is nothing less than wonderful. 

Once you let go of your shame, you’ll feel the pure light and beauty of who you really are and who you’re dreaming to be.

With resilience, grace, and love, 

Karena