Shame is Prison, Vulnerability is the Key

I was in 2 Prisons.

One Physical. One Mental.

The physical version was Otisville Federal Prison.

My mental prison, my personal hell, was the all-consuming power of Shame. Hurting the one I love, disappointing my family, letting myself down. Ignoring the voice inside that told me not to commit the fraud.

--

--

--

Reinvention Architect|Author|TEDx I write about my journey from the corporate world to the rock bottom of federal prison and reinventing my life.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The ungraceful act of Laughing OUTLOUD in public

I’m Easily Offended by Objective Statements

What improv taught me about being a cynical alien snuffle hog

How to Create Freedom and Health for a Life you Love

What is life?

How to Cultivate the “Silent” Art of Active Listening

How to overcome loneliness during the COVID quarantine?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Craig Stanland

Craig Stanland

Reinvention Architect|Author|TEDx I write about my journey from the corporate world to the rock bottom of federal prison and reinventing my life.

More from Medium

Time to Travel or Quit Your Job? When Choosing Change Becomes About Hope — Irena Ioannou

Living a Paradox: How Can One Be Simultaneously Happy and iserable?

The Generation that ( Glorifies / Vilifies ) Mental Illness

If Comparison is So Bad, Why Are Some of Our Thoughts Knitted in Its Fabric?