"Running into that thing makes our anxiety spike – and we start telling stories in our head about what an inadequate person we are."
Looking back at my younger self, I realize that it must have been difficult to work with me. Someone who is so used to being shamed and feeling bad about themself tends to be defensive and over-sensitive. I also felt like an impostor
I drank to excess, overate, and exercised compulsively. By my mid-thirties, I'd burned out