Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Posted: Wed 09/18/2013 12:00 AM
There's no better way to spend Sunday morning than feeding your soul with friends, family and "Super Soul Sunday"! (Especially this week! We've got the season premiere of "Super Soul Sunday" at 11 a.m. ET/PT and a special called Help Desk, hosted by Deepak Chopra's son Gotham.) So why not feed everyone breakfast at the same time? (We especially recommend "Super Soul Sunday" premiere guest Mariel Hemingway's Tomato, Tarragon and Mostly Egg White Frittata.)
We've got everything you need to host a "Super Soul Sunday" viewing party for this week's double header—get our complete brunch kit!
Posted: Tue 09/17/2013 12:00 AM
Running with Nature authors Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams say silence is the key to being present in your life. Use their checklist below to start bringing some peace and clarity into your life and see how many points you can earn!
Click on the image below to download your printable checklist:
Posted: Sun 09/15/2013 02:00 PM
Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown says shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. It's the most primitive human emotion we all feel—and the one no one wants to talk about. If left to its own devices, Dr. Brown says, shame can destroy lives.
Watch as she reveals the three things shame requires to grow and the one thing that can stop shame in its tracks:
Dr. Brown says shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, eating disorders, violence, bullying and aggression. Guilt, however, is not. Find out why she says there's such a big difference between shame and guilt. Plus, watch as she reveals how she talks to herself when feeling shame, and get the one surefire way to pull yourself out of a shame spiral:
When something shameful happens in your life, Dr. Brown says, there are six types of people with whom you shouldn't share the story. Watch to find out who they are. Plus, hear why she says everyone needs just one "move-the-body friend":
Stopping shame cycles can start from childhood—even though Dr. Brown says shame is the number one classroom management tool in schools of every kind in this country. Find out what Dr. Brown wants all parents to know about shame, humiliation and name-calling:
Posted: Sun 09/15/2013 02:00 PM
In 2007, Dr. Brené Brown was researching and writing about living a wholehearted life when she realized for the first time she wasn't walking the walk. The realization landed her in intense therapy, where she began to recognize it as a spiritual awakening. In 2010, Dr. Brown shared that experience with 500 people at the TedEx conference. Little did she know, that talk would become an Internet sensation.
Watch as Dr. Brown reflects on life after Ted and how a marathon of Downton Abbey (complete with a jar of peanut butter) lead her to the inspiration for her new book, Daring Greatly:
Dr. Brown says she was raised, like many others, to believe vulnerability is a weakness. In fact, she says, you can't have true courage unless you open yourself up to vulnerability. Watch to find out why sharing your feelings and having hard conversations is the only way to dare greatly in life:
Dr. Brown started her research on vulnerability, worthiness and shame six months before September 11 and says our culture has been marked by deep fear since then. That fear, she says, shifted from external events to the fear that we as individuals are simply not enough. Watch to find out why Dr. Brown says those two words leads us to shut down emotionally and spiritually:
Posted: Fri 09/13/2013 12:00 AM
In her book, Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown shares a wholehearted parenting manifesto that moves Oprah to tears in their interview this Sunday. (Watch on OWN at 11 a.m. ET/PT.) Whether you're a parent—or hope to be one day—read this declaration of love and take charge of the energy you're bringing to the ones you love most.
Then, click here to print a copy for your home or to share with others!
The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto
Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and loveable.
You will learn this from my words and actions—the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness.
You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both.
We will teach you compassion by practicing compassion with ourselves first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honor hard work, hope, and perseverance. Rest and play will be family values, as well as family practices.
You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.
I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.
I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will be able to draw from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.
Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and sing and dance and create. We will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As you begin your Wholehearted journey, the greatest gift that I can give to you is to live and love with my whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply, seeing you.
Reprinted from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Copyright (c) 2012.