Brené Brown: 3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral

It’s been a while since I featured any Brene Brown and her work is so integral to the drinking and recovery journey that I thought it was long over due so you’re getting a double dose today and tomorrow! If you haven’t read my post on drinking guilt and its big brother shame you can … Continue reading Brené Brown: 3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral

Shadow comforts and feeding our spirits

So continuing on from yesterday’s post talking about Brene Brown‘s awesome book Daring Greatly we now turn to how we take care of ourselves when we realise we are numbing whether with booze or any other substance or behaviour. Brene cites Jennifer Louden who has named our numbing devices ‘shadow comforts’.  In her book, The … Continue reading Shadow comforts and feeding our spirits

Drinking shame and our responses

So as you know I’ve been following Tami Simon’s Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project which I would really recommend!  This entire series has been so good in helping me resolve some of my lingering shame around my drinking and has helped lift my self-esteem and sense of self-worth and is completely free! As part of this … Continue reading Drinking shame and our responses