Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

At lunch recently, my friend Marla, her friend Diane and I discussed life over crêpes and café au lait. They both recommended this TED talk by Brené Brown.

Though the last five minutes provide the 'punch line', the preceding fifteen establish Brown's research and she's so wise, funny and insightful that it's worth the time. And it is not often that an "expert" is so open about her own struggles.


10 comments:

Laura said...

Fantastic video! I bookmarked this and will watch it a few more times-thats for sure. Thank you!!!

Artful Lawyer said...

Oh Yay, I love this talk!

Seriously, Brown's talk and the book on shame/vulnerability finally let me start to help myself or save myself. I needed those reminders that my pain over work and life choices came from feeling shame and pain about myself, and her message of getting OK with who we are helped SO much. Get OK but be open to feeling - such a better way to be.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this video. Its message was very timely for me and I will watch it again when vulnerability strikes.

Anonymous said...

Glad you shared this today. I watched it when it came out but it was so worth watching again. She is such an engaging story teller. Discovered she has a follow up Ted talk called Listening to Shame: http://bit.ly/wcTTDw

Chicatanyage said...

Thanks great video.very true in my opinion. Similar philosophy to that I learned from a mentor I studied with for many years.

Terri said...

When I first stumbled across this, I found it to be very powerful.

Duchesse said...

All: I've been away for a few days; thank you for your comments. Like some have said, this is a video I've saved in my Your Tube Favorites to watch again.

departmentofcolor said...

It's a wonderful video, and it's just the tip of the iceberg. I've read two of her books and (unlike many self-help books) were actually very practical and helpful. I think it has something to do with her background as a social science researcher. She sees the bigger picture and is able to apply it to issues which seem so personal and individual. (Hence, the title of one of her books, "I Thought It Was Just Me".)

Duchesse said...

department of color: Thank you; I didn't know about the books.

diverchic said...

I shared it on my Facebook. Thanks for posting this video.