To deny or disown any part of your experience.

Leaves you dangerously incomplete and vulnerable to shame.

Recognize there is a difference.

In who you’re in your past.

And who you choose to be today.

The lifeblood of shame is secrecy.

Today you have a choice.

You can learn to find your needs and feelings.

You can establish boundaries and set limits to create physical and psychological safety.

You can own the pain and shame of the past.