Thank you all for the feedback. I am eager to read those articles, Penny.
Squirrely – my therapist is also encouraging self-compassion, and I can relate to your difficulties. I am reading a book right now by Brene Brown on shame, which I think is a huge part of my life. I love what you said….”What is important for me to change? and What can I do to make the rest of it not matter so much?” That is great insight and will be something I think about as I go through this journey.
It’s great to hear from other people going through this!