Funny how you can learn something about the mind many times with no change in behavior. Then, one day, you hear the same notion again, and the psyche transforms.

Decades ago I watched videos of John Bradshaw talking about shame. What he said struck home, but nothing shifted inside me. More recently I've listened to recordings by Brené Brown, with the same resonance and the same lack of effect.

Then, last week, my therapist pointed...
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