Articles from: November 2017

Shame Resilience

Do you struggle with shame? Do you know what shame is? Brene Brown defines shame as the fear of disconnection – the fear that something we’ve done or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. Because connection is a driving force in our lives, shame is something we all experience. So if shame can’t be avoided, what’s the solution? Brown offers the following strategy for developing resilience in the face of shame:

1) Recognize shame and understand its triggers – pay attention to your physical symptoms of shame and identify the messages/expectations that triggered it.2)…

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What You Need to Know About Adoption

November is National Adoption Month, and we would like to share a good resource that gives adoptive parents (and all of us) a glimpse into the life of an adoptee’s journey. Here are 5 examples shared from the adoptee perspective from Sherrie Eldridge’s book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew:

1. I suffered a profound loss before I was adopted. You are not responsible.2. My unresolved grief may surface in anger toward you.3. Just because I don’t talk about my birth family doesn’t mean I don’t think about them.4. I am…

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