How Do You Cope with Projected Shame?

The shame we feel for failing in some way is bad enough and can keep us stuck.  See here for my earlier article on how to get unstuck from shame.  However, projected shame – the shame that rightfully belong to someone else which we unwittingly carry, can be even more crushing.  This can come about […]

Midlife Depression: Message in a Bottle?

If your midlife depression were speaking, what would it be saying to you?  Did it come on suddenly?  Or is an old familiar friend?  In any case, could your depression be a message in a bottle?  Would you like to read this message? Check out my article published by the Counselling Directory which looks at […]

How Shame Keeps You Stuck and What You Can Do About It

What a shame!  Even with the best intentions, we fall short, and feel shame.  For example, I’d had a very busy week.  Come Saturday morning, I thought I’d get up to speed with all my outstanding financial matters.   Just as I heaved a sigh of relief on completion, I received a message chasing up a […]