Rick Patterson Connects
Here at http://RickPattersonConnects.com, we focus on exposing the root driver behind our destructive decisions to empower a life of increasing freedom to make healthy life choices. Many times we make important decisions based on our past experiences and self-understanding.
Our mistakes and failures can play too important a role in directing our future as well. It’s a vicious cycle that seems impossible to break. What if there was a way to hone in on the root roadblock, stop the bus and change course?
“Shame Unmasked is a brave, challenging, and necessary work to anyone who really wants to live a life of freedom. This book is a helpful companion for the journey.”
“Shame takes on all forms of negative self-talk. Richard Patterson explores all aspects of shame in his groundbreaking new book. Through his own stories and those of his brave children, Richard takes the reader on an eye-opening adventure of self-discovery.”
“Shame can terrorize you and strip you of all that you are and can be. Thankfully, Rick Patterson exposes shame for what it is and helps all of us to reclaim our lives. A must read.”
“Rick Patterson shows how shame distorts all our relationships, and he points us to the path of healing and wholeness—an important book for all those who deep down feel that they are not good enough.”
I became aware something was wrong in my early 30s. I was a stereotypical overachiever: working full time in corporate America, going to school full time to get my Master’s degree in ministry, launching a new outreach program at church, and raising 50 head of beef cattle.
On the surface it all seemed to be going really well, but inside there was a storm brewing. Anxiety and rage were overtaking my life. Eventually I landed in my doctor’s office hoping for some happy pills to take off this miserable edge… To Read More About Rick Click Here
Your life is in the present. The answers are in your past. There is hope for your future.
Shame seems like it's your ally - when your feelings are hurt, it will come to your rescue Shame's primary goal is to "protect" you from getting your feelings hurt. As soon as your feelings are hurt, shame will come to the rescue to offer you some suggestions on how...
Narcissists hate criticism. Let's be blunt about that. It's almost unbearable. But overcoming shame (and narcissism as a result) means dealing with criticism. When a person with shame based narcissistic tendencies such as me does something creative, they frequently...
I was recently reminded that shame drives racism when we ignorantly project our own self-contempt onto others. A fella came to look at a bull this weekend. He asked me about the barn fire and whether or not they caught the guy that burnt it down. I told him they did...