The Power of Being Vulnerable

More Brené Brown:

Also check out this article from OutrospectionReady for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown

an excerpt:

1.Having a ‘vulnerability hangover’ is good for you

Brené’s big idea is that vulnerability is good for you, or as she puts it, ‘vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage’. We live in a culture where making yourself vulnerable – exposing your fears and uncertainties, taking emotional risks – is considered a form of weakness, and something most of us want to run away from. But Brené’s research reveals the hugely positive outcomes that emerge from stepping into the arena of vulnerability. It is precisely when we expose ourselves – perhaps in a relationship or at work – that ‘we have experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives’.

But the bit I like best is the concept of the ‘vulnerability hangover’. If you really take that big step and make yourself vulnerable, then it is pretty likely that the next morning you’ll wake up thinking, ‘Oh my God! Why did I share that? What was I thinking?’ In fact, if you don’t feel any vulnerability hangover, then maybe you didn’t go far enough. (read the rest)

Another post with Brené Brown:

Shame and empathy

To see the talks from Ted see  these posts:

●  We numb vulnerability

●  Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior

Books by Brené Brown:

●  The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

●  Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

●  I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”

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