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Vulnerability 101 with Dr. Brené Brown
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:
Once you accept—and embrace—your vulnerability, Dr. Brown says you're on the path to living what she calls a wholehearted life. Still, that doesn't mean there won't be obstacles along the way. Watch as she explains why inauthenticity is contagious and perfectionism is really just fear in another form:
Joy is an emotion so many people seek, but Dr. Brown says it's by far the most terrfying feeling we face. Find out why we're so afraid our joy will be taken away. Plus, why Dr. Brown says we cannot find joy without gratitude.
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