Love Mingled With Grief or [Shame and my Grieving Process] (Shamefessional #12)

Multi Purpose Orientation

A DARING EXISTENCE

12932704_10208139288254271_4817087938990496507_nTo begin this Shamefessional, I do want to reiterate the definition of shame I’m using when I mention my shame and that of others. And that definition is brought to us by the amazing research by my hero and role model Dr. Brene Brown who defines shame as the following,

Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.”

Let’s begin now with these reflections I learned tonight about how my shame has helped me grieve the loss of my parents in a more healthy, positive way.

A few weeks ago, Emily and I started attending a grief support group that centers around the Buddhist iterations of dealing with and working through one’s grief. Em has been able to attend more than I have since I leave further away and work weird hours/days, but she’s kept me involved…

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