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Episode 22: 5 Things Functional Adults Can Do: Part 1

February 27, 2017

Jon and Jackie draw on ideas originally presented by Pia Mellody ( in a lecture she gave about shame. This episode focuses on the ability that functional adults have to experience appropriate levels of self-esteem and to affirm themselves from within. We look at some of the basic ways that esteem develops- in adulthood and childhood, as well as how to use affirmation that goes beyond what Stuart Smalley taught us in the 1980's

Interestingly, Al Frankin- who played Stuart Smalley- got the idea for the character from attending Al-Anon Meetings for himself.

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