In this three-part series, I’m going to explain how you can reduce the effects of shame in your life. In this first article, I’ll describe shame and we’ll start exploring some of  its debilitating effects on our lives. In the next article, we’ll take a look at how we came to have so much shame.…

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I recently watched a TED Talk by Dr. Brene′ Brown, who has studied human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love – for many years. (Link to TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html) She was most interested in the people in her studies who easily experienced connection and intimacy with others. What she discovered is that they have…

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