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Creating Protection from Shame

It turns out that how you interpret the mistakes you make is a very big deal. When we make a mistake and see it as that, just a mistake, we may feel guilt – but mostly we can talk about it and fix that mistake. On the other hand, if we have an inner voice that implies that we are the mistake, that somehow we are defective or bad (I’m so stupid, I’m a bad kid/parent, I can never get it right, etc.) we feel a sense of shame: that almost unspeakable icky sticky feeling. Continue reading

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Making Mistakes… the Great American Freedom

Failure can be an economic tool. As we strengthen our “muscles” to learn from mistakes, we get better at being creative and seeing opportunities. Continue reading

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