I recently found a plastic container of clothes that I had labeled “FAT Pants/Shorts.” I initially felt a sense of freedom and accomplishment due to the fact that I have lost weight….however, this feeling was followed by an intense sense of guilt and shame. Why? Because I was shaming myself-my heavier self-when I labeled this box.
Self-shame is not healthy or productive, but I do it. In the moments when I am really honest with myself, I realize that this shame does not just hurt me. Shame (associated with anything) is NOT JUST A SELF ISSUE. If I cannot be truly kind, accepting and gracious with myself, how can I truly extend these things to others?Share This Post: