Shame is a buzz word in our culture, but do we really know what it is, and what it does to our inner self? What about our children? How does shame manifest itself in our kids, and does our parenting unintentionally foster that?
Psychologist and author Kelly Flanagan joins me to break down the nature of shame, and also to talk about how we can awaken to embrace our truest, worthiest selves and then allow ourselves to be embraced by others. One of my favorite conversations to date, and the very first male (!!!) on the podcast, Kelly helps us understand that healing and spiritual growth progress from worthiness, through belonging, and then into a sense of purpose.
You may also know Kelly from his letters to his daughter that went viral (see links below). This conversation will not only inform and shape you, but if you have children, your parenting as well. Don’t miss it!
You can find Kelly at his website or on Facebook
Listen to my conversation with Kelly on iTunes here.
Some things you heard mentioned on the show:
A Daddy’s Letter to His Little Girl (about her future husband)
Words from a Father to His Daughter (from the make-up aisle)
Kelly’s book Loveable: Embracing What is Truest About You So You C
“The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” -1 Kings 19:11-13
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So good, Krista and Kelly. Great conversation between you two, loaded with encouragement and practical advice. Thanks for letting us listen in.