How Do You Raise Your Self-Esteem?

How Do You Raise Your Self-Esteem?

  Dear Meli,  This may be a weird question, but aren’t spiritual seekers supposed to like themselves? I’ve been involved in a spiritual practice for a long time, and it has definitely improved my life. But sometimes it feels like my self-esteem has...
What’s the Connection Between Shame and Victimhood?

What’s the Connection Between Shame and Victimhood?

Dear Readers, I decided to write this week about my own personal edge these days. It’s the thing that I’ve been working on, or rather, the thing that’s been working me. There have been some deep transformations going on over here. So I thought I’d share some of...

What the Grasshopper Has to Teach Us About Shame and Rebirth

Have you ever been misunderstood? Have you ever had someone not get you at all? Have you ever been snubbed or judged unfairly? The grasshopper knows your pain. While some insects get all the glory (cough**butterflies**cough), others are forever shunned from the Insect...
Healing Shame, One Traffic Ticket at a Time

Healing Shame, One Traffic Ticket at a Time

What’s more fun than getting pulled over by a cop? Nothing, really. And boy howdy, did I have fun the other day! But I’m getting ahead of myself. The good times started way before my glorious interaction with the law. The fun began after my walk at Spring Lake the...

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