Many times, I have felt alone in my vulnerability, only to later discover most everyone shares these same feelings. Sometimes, they are tucked away and I don't share them. Sometimes, I share them and they become funny afterward.
Sharing our moments can help others realize they aren't alone. Small displays of vulnerability can open the door to love, belonging, joy, and courage..
Not sharing may feel like you are "staying in control," but in reality, it keeps you from being fully and freely yourself.
Sharing your Orange Nose might help someone feel less alone, inspire another human being, or even save a life...
We sometimes fake knowledge in order to belong, or we feel insecure verbalizing our lack of knowledge. Inside, however, it can tear away at our personal integrity.
Making a mistake can trigger feelings of shame and regret. Instead of owning it and learning from it, we can have a tendency to hide our mistakes.
Whether it is a name, an important milestone, an assignment or something else, forgetfulness can feel embarrassing - an Orange Nose moment
We've all been there. Made a joke that doesn't land. Clapped in a silent room. Been the person who drank too much and made inappropriate remarks. It's called being human, and it happens.
Whether intentional or not, being excluded can hurt and trigger feelings of shame, vulnerability and insecurity. It can threaten our deep-seated need to belong.
Diarrhea. Loss of bladder control. Periods. Vomiting. Normal bodily functions can turn into Orange Nose moments when they happen in public. And yet it happens to all of us. Let's take the shame out of it!