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
This was a real eye opener. This audio of a seminar cuts to so many things most of us do to keep from being real. It opens up a lot of possibilities. I am definitely going to check out other titles by this author.
Spoiler Alert: I'm a fan who is actively engaged in this work. When I'm experiencing a hole in my wholeheareted-ness, I queue this up and listen, laugh and learn. There's few things better than spending a few moments with Brene' to help me feel regenerated!
I painted my bathroom this weekend. I wanted to listen to something great as I worked. Coming across this book was the best unplanned read that I've ever had. Halfway through I recommended it to nearly everyone I know. So great, on point, and terribly and terrifically relatable!!
Brene Brown is amazing. She has incredible insights into American culture and where we fall flat in terms of understanding what truly matters. I love her authenticity and her willingness to share her own stories, which always made me laugh. She's incredibly funny without meaning to be. I highly recommend this book!
The truth and realness of uncovering vulnerability. One of the best teachings I have heard. Delivered with facts, research, humor, love and vulnerability.
It will make you take a deep look into areas of your life with a new perspective. You will laugh and cry.
I would recommend this for everyone. It is enlightening, refreshing, and healing.
Brene Brown is a fantastic presenter who walks the talk and talks the walk of vulnerability.
Brene Brown's delivery of her own content.
I'm more healthily aware of blame, shame, guilt, embarrassment and vulnerability and becoming better at caring for myself as well as others.
Recommending this to everyone I love.
Listened to it 3 times and likely a lot more. As jam packed full of nuggets of wisdom as one place could accommodate. So many aha moments. Life changing audible.
This is one of the best books I have ever heard. It challenges you, while at the same time teaching you in real and sometimes hilarious ways why authenticity and vulnerability are so important to being the real you and living a full life.
There is no print version, I believe.
Brene Brown provided a lot of anecdotes - I loved how the recording wasn't based off a book but a bunch of different lectures. She's a very likeable and humorous person and I loved listening to her.
I really learned a lot about shame/vulnerability and she provided a different lens for me to look at those things.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AUDIOBOOK. Seriously, Brene Brown is fantastic.
I loved it, I will definitely be listening again. Brene is very inspiring and funny
"Everybody should listen to this!"
It's entertaining, light and intense at the same time, I loved it!
I thought I knew what vulnerability was...but I maybe knew 10%
"Big, Bold and Beautiful."
There are few books out there that deliver in concept and delivery to the standard of this one.
So many, its a profound book.
Brene Brown is an astonishing woman.
"Dr Browne has changed my perspective."
This woman's message is a gift.
She's able to silence the cynic in me, get over all my "self help bs" allergy. SHE JUST MAKES ABSOLUTE SENSE. Listen, read, look at her work. Share it.
Wow. Just wow. Life changing. Just a great listen! Lot of same stories as gifts of imperfection but doesn't matter. Great reminders.
"Listening for the 3rd time!"
A wonderful 'audiobook', made only better by the fact that it is a recording of a seminar. Can laugh and cry with the audience!
"Genius in putting across powerful messages simply"
Phenomenal and no nonense approach for recovering from shame.
Story in the mall with the beautiful women
Giving a happiness speech at New Conservative country club in George Bush land
It was great for releasing shame
"Very helpful if you want to know something more about yourself"
This is the recording of one of Brené workshop, it is going through many aspects of vulnerability, from Shame to Joy.
It is amazing how our behaviour is predictable.
I'd definitely suggest listing it.
"Brené is a master storyteller (shame researcher!)"
The powerful message that is told throughout this book is heightened by the author's tone and humour - on point. I would highly recommend listening to this book.
Funny, insightful and inspiring!
There were many bits. Brene talks about the importance of play for adults and also the importance of laughter, song and dance in making us happy.
I have never listened to Brene Brown before, but a friend recommended her books. I knew she was an inspiring speaker as I have seen her TED Talks. This audiobook is a series of presentations she has given at a conference. Do not be put off by this, it is really really good. I listened to the whole book in one sitting. Brilliant. So easy to listen to and very thought-provoking. I will definitely listen to this audiobook again.
It is very funny. I was howling.
Recommended. Loved it!
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