Tag Archives | Oh the shame

Michael Lewis | Living in a shameless society

Michael Lewis is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he teaches psychology, education, and biomedical engineering. He is also director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development and a founding director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Autism Center. He received his PhD in 1962 from the University of Pennsylvania in both clinical and experimental psychology. Dr. Lewis’s research […]

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Tim Philippart | No more skyrockets

I took fireworks away from me that year. Didn’t deserve them anymore. One deed shattered dreams, disappointed everyone, earned hate. A failed life doesn’t merit giant Chrysanthemums or bursting stars. On the fourth, distant pyrotechnics remained black, white and silent, in forever purgatory. The fuse of penance sputters. — Tim Philippart sold his business, retired to write and discovered that wasn’t very retired at all. He ghost blogs, writes poetry, nonfiction […]

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Lynn White | Chill

I close my eyes and listen to the birds. I can’t name them, but it doesn’t matter, I can still feast on their song. Song, well some sing beautifully, others need to learn. I sympathize with them, I can’t sing either, but there’s no shame It doesn’t matter. There’s no one to hear me if I join in. —   Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by […]

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Oh the shame MOON Shine

“As shame-based people get entrenched in their cover-ups, they become more shameless. They hide their mistakes with perfectionism, control, blame, criticism, contempt, etc. To be shameless is to play God. This grandiose God-playing is a spiritual disaster. It is spiritual bankruptcy. Healthy shame is permission to be human…to be limited, finite, needy, and prone to mistakes.” – John Bradshaw “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder […]

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