One Voice

Trigger warning……video done by a suicide attempt survivor.     This is a tough video to view but I believe it is important to share….The discussion is the survivor of a suicide attempt.  If you are not in a place you can view this skip it.  If you know someone that is at risk, encourage them…

Shame and Toxic Shame

Is there a difference? Some people treat all shame as if it is toxic shame.  I tried multiple times to read a book on shame.  I was so confused within a few pages at it batted back and forth between shame and toxic shame. Dictionary result for shame – Google dictionary /SHām/ noun 1. a…

Guilt vs Guilt

Guilt is supposed to happen.  Very young children feel guilt.  I notice my dog seems to feel guilt as she slinks into a room she knows she is not allowed to go. Guilt dictionary meaning http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/guilt noun 1. the fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal…

It could always be worse

I’ve heard it over and over and over.  The cancer could have been worse, the nightmares could have been worse, my childhood could have been worse.  That’s true.  Here are a few things I do to myself that make things worse. Self-neglect.  I’m home writing this post because I neglected my health and now I…