Yesterday I wrote about the negative effects of guilt on overall functioning and wellness, leading to depression and low self-esteem, which can be highly negatively life changing. It is also a major inhibitor to reaching goals, or even having the confidence to try. Shame and guilt play a huge role specifically in the journey of … Continue reading The shame of weight regain.
Similar to anxiety, guilt can be good thing – on a healthy level. Guilt encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness following guilt is essential to esteem, which is key to enjoyment of life and relationships, and living healthily. An example of healthy guilt is … Continue reading Guilt.