3 Reasons To Let Go of Guilt and Shame: Part 2


Still I Rise

Part 1 of this discussion of guilt and shame concentrated on reasons why women harbor guilt and shame which included: Past Experiences of Abuse or Trauma; Feelings that she has to be all things for everyone; and being Physically and Mentally Oppressed.  These reasons keep women trapped which will ultimately jeopardize her health.  Today let’s discuss 3 Reasons to Let Go of Guilt and Shame that increases the risk for women to experience morbidity problems of:

    1. Anxiety
    2. Depressed Moods
    3. Self-loathing


Holding on to guilt and shame can cause unwanted health concerns.  Guilt and Shame may appear that she is barring all things and keeping it all together to the outside world, but all the while jeopardizing her physical and mental health.

Feeling the stress and strain of guilt and shame can create health dispersing consequences that can be avoided.  Rise up women and take care of yourself!

Until next time keep the faith!

By:  Kristen Pettaway, MA-LPC Liberty University |

Clinical Case Manager Intern Destination Greatness, PLLC


Self-Love: The Best Love


Loving yourself is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Often, we tend to want to love someone else, before we love ourselves. For some, loving the skin you’re in is hard, and that is why some focus on loving someone else.

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Loving yourself first will allow you to be happier with life. It’s simple if you love yourself first, you will find it easier to love someone else. By choosing to love yourself first, you are able to be a better you. You are showing people that you are comfortable in your own skin and you create positive vibes others will want to be around.

There are many ways to show yourself self-love.  For example, telling yourself positive things every day in the mirror will boost self-love. Go on walks and taking care of your physical health is also a way to express your love for yourself. Eat healthier, take a bubble bath, spoil yourself every once in a while, to show yourself that self-love is the best.


Someone who loves themselves first, then focuses on a relationship, will likely be easier to get along with and will be able to have a healthier, longer lasting  relationship.


Keep on, keeping on.


Katheryn Burton

Clemson University, BS Psychology ’18

Case Management Intern

Destination Greatness, PLLC


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