A.J. Bond is on the podcast this week, and it's an eddddggyyyy oneee! A.J. is a writer, filmmaker, and shame educator based in Toronto. He is the host of the podcast Discomfortable and is currently completing his certification with the Center for Healing Shame in Berkeley. In this episode, we discuss: A.J.’s journey with discovering his own shame, the process of learning to work with shame, how to differentiate between our own shame and that of others, how my shame presents itself around arrogance, our shame as it relates to our bodies, aging, and sexuality, why acceptance and compassion are powerful shame antidotes, and how healing shame changes our quality of communication.