Posts by Christy Bonner

Dr. Christy Bonner is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board certified chaplain, and a certified yoga teacher.  Check out her blog: www.mindbodyandspiritcare.com.

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The Antidote to Shame: I Know I Am Enough

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou

I grew up with a father who was an addict. When I was fourteen my dad hit rock bottom and lost a job with a six-figure salary, my parents separated, my dad went to rehab for alcoholism and sex addiction, and I learned my dad had been cheating on my mom.

My dad’s immense shame for his actions led to him being on suicide watch in the rehab hospital where he was staying. Even though I knew the word “shame” at the age of fourteen, I was …