Welcome to Hack Your Way Well, this is where you can begin to understand some difficult parts of yourself, your personality, and your life and turn them into empowerment and courage.  I want to guide you on a journey where you navigate shame to create empowerment by owning your story provides a unique ability to shine.

Today’s topic is about my journey with HIV/Aids and the difference between stigma and shame.


What are stigma and shame?

Very often stigma and shame are misunderstood and thought of as the same thing. They are not!

Stigma or more correctly, Social stigma is the disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of society. Social stigmas are commonly related to culture, gender, race, age, intelligence, and health so pretty much all of us can be affected by stigma.



Shame by definition is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness.  Shame is crippling which keeps you from living the life you want to live.  Constantly hiding from the world and the people you love.

I want to focus on shame today because it is the most destructive and keeps people from seeking the help they need.

I hope you find the content of my recent podcast helpful.  Apply the concepts to your struggles and see how you can take control of your health outcome.  You can get informed and seek help to navigate shame to create empowerment.

Hack, Your Way Well Podcast


If this topic resonates with you and you’d like some support then let’s connect.

Lisa Tuccio

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Lisa Tuccio
Lisa Tuccio

I am passionate about helping regular people find their “It Factor” using proven modern marketing stratigies that will set you up for success.

For too long I was ashamed of many aspects of my life. I didn’t know my “It Factor”, I was hung up on old patterns, and giving up on things ever improving for me. I was out there networking to grow my business – and didn’t realize I was hiding parts of my story under the rug and not sharing my gifts. I was using old copy past, make a list, call all my friends as a stratigies and never finding my voice or success in my business.

I didn’t realize that by glossing over my truth and my story, I was preventing progress in my life both personally and professionally. I was dealing with chronic health issues, pain from the past, and not seeing the success I wanted- and often times was asking myself how can I use my story to help others overcome as I did and I have found a solution!

I am now looking to grow my network and an online community sharing proven modern marketing stratigies and how I found my voice. I can help educate you on the road map I am using today, help network marketers with our brand partner to ditch the sameness, ditch the copy paste and ditch the comparitis.

I love swapping stories and potential collaboration with you if you are:

◆ self-motivated and capable of doing more in your life but unsure of next steps.
◆ considering a more purposeful step in their career, but feeling stuck because of current obligations (mortgage, kids, etc.).
◆ reassessing your professional goals and financial situation after overcoming a setback, failed business stratigies. and looking to find your voice and brand.
◆ feel like you are working hard in a dead end direction – and ready to learn about new opportunities that would better fit your lifestyle, goals, or personality.

Let’s find time to chat and have meaningful conversation. Perhaps we can be mutually beneficial for one another’s dreams and goals.

Connect with me here – www.lisajtuccio.com and schedule a chat