Whilst digging around in my memories for the material for my book, “Sizzling at Seventy-victim to victorious”, I struggled with several conflicting emotions. I have my standard six pack of moods which I deliver up with great zeal at any opportunity- Resentment, Resignation and Anxiety – counterbalanced with Acceptance, Ambition and Wonder.
I have a thousand anecdotes for each. Just as well my speaking time is restricted! But there was still something missing and like a bolt of lightning, it hit me. Where does the emotion of shame fit in? I realised that shame had been an overarching emotion for me most of my life and had severely restricted my growth. I have already decided that exploring this emotion will be the content of my next book.