Because of the lack of success that many of us have experienced in established academic settings, some of us have developed a sense of shame around anything that has to do with learning, memory or intelligence.
You’ve stuck to your diet today and you feel unstoppable…until your co-worker hands you a cupcake. “It’s just one,” you rationalize, devouring every inch. Guilt sets in. The once promising day is ruined, but not until you polish off a large pizza and a dozen cookies. Does this sound familiar?