I attended a 3 hour conference this morning listening to Dr. Brene Brown, a professor in the graduate school of social work at the Univ. of Houston. She was amazing. For more than 15 years she has researched shame and human connection. I'll just share a tidbit from her lecture.
Research shows that the top three expectations of themselves held by women and men, and for which they feel the most shame are:
1. Primacy of work
2. Emotional stoicism
3. Power over women