Welcome to Shame Into Joy’s “Blessed Cafe”

.. if it is possible to face them (experiences of shame), instead of seeking protection from what they reveal, they may throw light on who one is, and hence point the way toward who and what one may become.”

– Helen Lynd

                                               Welcome to Shame Into Joy

A Meditation on the Entrance to the Shame Into Joy “Blessed Cafe”

I hope you will feel most welcome. Take some deep, comfortable, compassionate breaths, inhaling while saying to yourself, “You are a treasure,” and exhaling saying to yourself, “You are precious and your journey from conception to present to future is precious.” Inhale: treasure, exhale: precious, inhale: treasure, exhale: blessed. Imagine you are in a wooden upper floor of a “Blessed Cafe” over the ocean. air. Sun rays are warming your face and side. Your breaths are like ocean waves rising and falling, and rolling out to the shore. A jasmine-scented breeze occasionally stirs you and ruffles your clothes. Your stresses of the day and week recede. Sit a spell in the comfortable green velvet chair. You can use it as a rocking chair, or adjust it on the left side to give you an awesome back massage.  Here is a virtual Vegan berry muffin with hot lemon-ginger tea. Below is the menu you can order from. Feel free to write me at Claudia@ShameIntoJoy.com with any comments or suggestions. Bon Appetit.

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It is hoped that all of our selections will either open doors to your joy or lighten guilt and shame, or both.

Appetizers for Shame-Shifting

Blogs, Posts, Confessions

Side-Dishes of Loving Yourself When ______ Happens

Loving Yourself When Caregiving Happens – First in the Series

  (Dishes to be added to menu when chef gets back from rehab).

Specials:  E-books

What If Shame A Poem about Releasing From Past Shame – Free Gift for You for Having the Courage to Stop By!) 

More on the way


(Teleseminar Audio)

Lighten Up Shame Luau Invitation – Claudia Offers Occasional Teleseminars and Classes  – None scheduled currently

Living BIG: Women Embodying Our Sacred Dreams Interviews – Free Gift: Audio Recordings of Interviews

Seniors Menu

A Bit of Poetry About Eng-Aging

Ready for Sixty

You Ain’t Gonna See No Shame on Me

Children’s Menu

You Are Not Bad!  Recording for Children and Playful Inner Children

Your Magnificent Body –  Audio for Children

Gems Inside of You: Courtesy Audio for Children


Humor-aide, Self-Acceptance Tea, Healthy Shame Shakes:

Green Affirmation Juice

Take Home Menu, Services:

Classes, Teleseminars, Coaching

Open Letter to Imperfect Families About Special Needs Family Members


Journal Pages for your journaling pleasure

Exercises: Expressive Arts (click on “Lighting A Candle…” and see exercise at end)

Guilt Reduction

Love Your Body:


Mirror Exercise ICI  short (a video),

Dancing with the Shadow Mirror Exercise ICI longer explanation

The Gems Inside You 2  Video With Song (for Children, Inner Children)

Thankful Thighs 3 Zen and the Art of Painting Your Thigh

Thankful Thighs 2 Beautify Thy Thigh

Thankful Thighs 1, the Intro 

Story of Shame into Joy: Bio (Published in “Daily Breeze”)