Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen
Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
“The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books - it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I'm very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”
Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living
Over the past twelve years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense -and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability.
“In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions—so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in.
©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Brené Brown
Most definitely. It is filled with stories and wisdom for authentic whole hearted human living. I Love Brene's authentic, humorous and insightful delivery. A pure heartfelt Joy to listen to. I listened to this book in 2 days and got so much out of it!
Yes, I would listen to it again and have two times. There is much to grasp and repeated listening brought more clarity.
The honesty of Brene Brown.
The feeling and truth of her own path with vulnerability. Inspirational with practical insights to immediately apply to my own life.
It is ok to be me and grow deeper with that everyday.
Brene' Brown did an amazing job narrating this book. I listened to three times in a row easily and many of her stories and topics stayed with me months into the future after listening. I still find myself trying to find the "whole hearted" version of me that she presents in this book... I highly recommend this one.
The best I've listened to.....to date.
I enjoyed the format. The book wasn't read word for word as it was a recording from one of her seminars.
Her personality truly shined through on this one. It made everything she taught come to life. She also shared many personal stories, stories that I could relate to which made the teachings resonate that much more with me.
I laughed and cried, sometimes at the same time.
I loved hearing Brene deliver the story of her book. The content is so powerful, but her delivery made it so much more enjoyable. I found myself chuckling in the car with some of her anecodotal stories. Not only that, but her message has deeply made me look at my life and I am excited to start the journey to wholehearted living.
I was sorry that the book ended. I listened to it during my commute to and from work and it helped me prepare for my day and also de-stress after a long day.
Best. Lecture. Ever.
I have not heard anything that comes close to tapping the depth of understanding Mrs. Brown has on this topic.
This series was better than Brene's first piece on parenting. Why? Because it was longer, and more in depth. But you might want to get both. Because they are both awesome.
Guilt is I did something bad, Shame is I am bad. big difference
Pretty much everyone in the whole world should listen to this lecture. It should be translated into every language. Then maybe the world would be a little better.
I will listen again and again and again. This is not something that can get all in one shot!
When Berne tells why she thinks we as Americans are fearful!
I'm not perfect; I am enough!
People that are looking to change their lives for the better, need to read (listen) to this book,
This is a great, live audio recording from a presentation by Brene Brown. She is authentic, real and charming. I couldn't wait to listen to more and hope for more and more from her!!
I've listened to this audio book over and over and over. I've used her examples and exercises on myself and with my clients. More of this, please!
Brene Brown MUST read her own work. To me, her humor, laughter, and voice inflections add so, so much to her presentation of her work.
This is a powerful book with critical ideas and narrated endearingly by the author.
I would compare Dr. Brown to Wayne Dyer
She's funny, introspective, and tells relevant and vulnerable person stories.
It made me involuntarily gasp a few times when she shared her research and insights about love, shame, vulnerability and engagement. Started practicing the techniques immediately and made a difference in how enjoyable my day went.
Loved every word. When it ended I started from the beginning again.
Authentic, compelling, powerful
Any of Brené's personal anecdotes where she stands clearly in her own humanity - coffee crashing at home, fending off slimy busybodies in car pool line... There are many stories and all illustrate and enrich the concepts being drawn from her academic research.
I've watched the TED talks and some of an RSA talk, I'm reading the book 'Daring Greatly', but this audio is the best of all of it. Occasionally something gets lost because the listener can't see the gestures or facial expressions, but this is a minor disadvantage.
Several - mostly the personal anecdotes that bring the ideas to life.
"Brene Brown issimply amazing"
I never write reviews but Brene Brown is simply amazing.
She uses grounded research which for me is the best. Her work is authentic and original and she has the courage to tackle the most difficult subjects and her findings are extremely valuable and definitely not the run of the mill, ordinary almost anticipated findings.
On top of all of this it is an amazing experience to listen to her speak, Her authenticity, originality, humour, constant clear presentation, down to earth, matter of fact way makes her a joy to listen to, not to mention the huge benefits and relevancy of her excellent work to probably everyone.
I cannot praise this woman and her work enough, she is simply genius.
The content is thought provoking and inspiring. I've listened to it three times and get more out of it each time. Also she is very funny and illustrates a lot of her points with stories from her own life - refreshing to hear somebody delivering this kind of material without coming from a place of superiority.
"Not worth the money"
For starters it is not a book but a recorded seminar. There is a lot of loughs, jokes, and time fillers very little substance for something costing £25+
Not genre but possible the author. There are valid point made in the seminar but despite author claiming obsession with data there is little research mention and most of the topic are just glanced over.
Laughs, oh ahs and other things that have little value for someone not physically participating in the seminar.
Some valid points but all covered on very high level, have the feeling that surface of the topics discussed was just but scratched. And it is not a book it is seminar.
"A must listen in your journey"
She has great style talking about her subject and is an engaging narrator. It's not a heavy read but very thought provoking as I found myself stopping and observing the topics in my daily life. It is changing my approach to parenting and to my self feelings. I am also inspired and find it easy to follow an understand. I will listen to this again and again
"Life-enhancing. Thank you."
I love this book, it's wonderfully insightful and sometimes painfully true.I felt a much greater affinity with this book than with some of Brene's other work because I am not a facts and figures type of gal. This book, whilst still based on Brene's qualitative research, also contains lots of human stories which resonated with me. I love the way Brene herself was so courageously vulnerable in it.
Brene speaks with humility, passion and strength. It was easy to connect with her and that she is "like me" and knows what living "in the real world" is like.
I laughed a lot and was very inspired by much of what she spoke about. I journalled a lot and have shifted many things for myself thanks to the self awareness this book gave me.
"It's amazingly funny, informative and serious"
It is an amazingly good talk about vulnerability, creativity, fun, shame and a ton of related things.
Highlights most of the core problems present in any organisation, failing projects, families and how to solve them.
And she is funny - all the stories, the presentations are funny, informative and very helpful.
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