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When Shame Stops You | UA66
Episode 6617th May 2022 • The Unlikely Artist • Graced Canvas
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Shame is the emotion that stops us in our tracks more often than any other emotion I know.

Shame happens when you do something that creates an outcome you didn’t like AND you use that undesirable outcome to point to yourself and say, “See? This proves I’m fundamentally bad/unworthy/powerless/ incapable.”

In this episode, we explore thoughts about our actions and failures that cause us to feel shame. We learn how to focus, instead, on what we want to change or do differently, all while believing in our own essential goodness.

Without shaming thoughts, we learn to trust ourselves to take risks, to follow our heart’s yearnings, to meet new people, experience new things, learn new skills, or try something that's difficult. Without shaming thoughts, our world opens up.


If what you’re hearing in this podcast is connecting you with a desire to expand into something new, but you just can’t seem to get there on your own, you’ll find the help you need in The Magic Room Experience, my new group coaching experience beginning in June 2022. We’ll work together to break through the BS your brain throws up as obstacles between you and your dreams. You’ll end the program feeling unfettered, expansive, excited and open, and you’ll be actively creating the life you want.

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.

My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.

I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.




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