When looking for compassion from others, choose the right people to connect with.
When we feel embarrassed or shameful, our first instinct is to keep quiet about this. However, this only makes the shame worse. Owning it and talking about it with someone who will respond with compassion and support will help these negative feelings dissipate sooner. It will also help you form a connection with the other person. Remember, connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued, and it is absolutely essential to thrive emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually.