Shame is like a 1950's air conditioner that costs a fortune to operate electrically in the brain. My tangle with depression is teaching me to pay attention to all the "appliances" that drain energy from the soul. Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist and the author of The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves.
On 9/11 Dr. David Min rushed to ground zero to treat firefighters. He later developed PTSD and would credit this breakdown for his talent as a doctor that can reach into the soul. I asked him to solve my mysterious and debilitating neurological symptoms, but he gave me far more than I could have ever imagined.