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What Being Free of Shame Looks Like

The thing about shame is that it’s insidious. It gets directly at our anxieties and pushes all the right buttons. And shame almost always comes from the outside – it starts as an external pressure saying “you are not enough” or “you are too much.” And over time, we internalize such speech and it becomes second nature to quiet ourselves, to dedicate ourselves to taking up less space, to avoiding shame through coping mechanisms that make us less ourselves.

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