Shame: Healthy Shame Versus Toxic Shame

This site contains affiliate links to books. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. There is healthy shame and there is toxic shame. I have known mostly toxic shame throughout my life, gleaned from dysfunctional parenting and religion… but I have ever so gradually learned that healthy shame is possible toContinue reading “Shame: Healthy Shame Versus Toxic Shame”

Anxiety: Finding Peace in an Anxious World

We live in a stress-filled world. No surprises there; however, this permeation of stress has lead to anxiety being the most common mental health disorder in America. Statistically, the percentage of people reporting anxiety jumped from 11% in 2019 to 35.8% in 2021. Where do we find peace in an anxious world? Anxiety-The Good andContinue reading “Anxiety: Finding Peace in an Anxious World”

Of Masks and Men

2020 To say it was a year like no other in my rather extended lifetime would simply be redundant. Expressing my intense desire to see its end, (granted, some days more than others,) merely replicates the longing of most people in the world. The myriad changes in our daily lives have stretched us to, andContinue reading “Of Masks and Men”