I just got an email today from Liz Garcia, one of the amazing professionals going through our Connections Certification process.
During our national trainings we talk about shame being a "full contact" emotion. Shame doesn't just happen in our head or heart, we experience and hold it in our bodies. We always ask participants to identify where shame shows up for them. Liz shared, "In my feet because I use them to walk away from situations when I should stay."
Liz, a courageous educator in Texas, has since gone back and shared the shame resilience work with colleagues. Recently they held a "Power Statement Photo Shoot" where folks wrote a personalized power statement on a meaningful part of their bodies.
Now they're tossing around the idea of having a gallery showing. Amazing!
When I asked Liz if I could share the story and offered to make it anonymous, she said she knew all about the vulnerability hangover and was ready to practice some courage.
I love this story and this photo. This is connection. This is resilience. This is Daring Greatly.