One of my favorite bloggers, Ann, writes about shame and vulnerability here in her post “Note to self: I forgive you.” I especially enjoyed the end, where she talks specifically about the link between vulnerability, shame, and joy. Very powerful.
Originally posted on Civil Civil Servant:
What would your day be like if you forgave yourself?
There was recently a dust up about non librarian bloggers and the number of ARCs they were taking at ALA. I’m not really going to get into the nitty gritty; but, one post caught my attention. Go read that post and click to your heart’s content to get caught up on the issue if you are interested. For this post, all you need to understand is that a librarian who happens to write a blog I read regularly, tweeted something that upset people and that she most likely regretted. She apologized on her blog and then I’m guessing there was a pile up of chastising and shaming.
We’ve all done, said, written, tweeted, and/or reacted in a way that we’ve sometimes instantly, sometimes later regretted.
This is how to handle it:
Take deep breaths. I mean it. Try to think…
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