Episode 55: What Brene Brown Taught Me About Shame

Mar 11, 2019

This Episode

You Will Learn

  • Shame is a block to connection & courage
  • Labels are shamed based
  • We all experience shame
  • Shame is a lack of honesty
  • Shame cannot live in the light

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Episode 55: What Brene Brown Taught Me About Shame


“Based on my research and the research of other shame researchers, I believe that there is a profound difference between shame and guilt. I believe that guilt is adaptive and helpful – it’s holding something we’ve done or failed to do up against our values and feeling psychological discomfort.

I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.

I don’t believe shame is helpful or productive. In fact, I think shame is much more likely to be the source of destructive, hurtful behavior than the solution or cure. I think the fear of disconnection can make us dangerous.”  Dr. Brene Brown

Enjoy!  xoxo Lynn



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