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
Ultimate gratitude to Brené for creating this. All of her work is amazing, but her authentic wholehearted vulnerable self shines through in this series. She has completely altered my life, and even though the path forward towards wholeheartedness is difficult, I will never turn back.
Rene was entertaining and so powerfully informative. There are a few books that have changed my life by truly shifting my thinking. This audio is one of them. Looking forward to "daring greatly", the book and the life.
If you are one that strives towards self improvement this book provides many strategies to help you in that development.
Brene is absolutely capivating as a speaker. She does a fabulous job of connecting and relating her points to everyday occurances and then backs them up with honest and hilarious examples from her life and research. You leave wanting more and feeling like you have a new friend.
loved it... I could listen to this while cleaning, walking, on way to work! just perfect! Brene is a brilliant woman! loved to hear her and learn so much on myself! will listen a few times to it even!! One of my favorite books yet!
You know when you ease in engaged and cannot put it down... This is the book. Brene talks deeply and very structuredly about vulnerability and how we can become more of it. It's great. Looking forward to listening again and again.
Incredibly thought-provoking! Most self-help types of books are filled with platitudes, this one is real, authentic, funny, and filled with things that will really make you reflect and think. I guarantee after the first 5 minutes you will be hooked and will want to hear the whole thing as quickly as possible, then you will be sad that it has to end!
"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!
"listened to it twice so far"
and I Look forward to listening to it again. A lot of laughter makes the subject very approachable. everyone should listen to this.
"Eye opener to a new concept"
Brene's sense of humour , tone of voice made the topic joyful
Worth listening too ..
She introduced concept of " shame" which was once overlooked .. All of a sudden I realised how many times I bit my fingers over things that are silly and purely to please others.. All in all , good listen
100% over and over again.
I have listened to all the TED talks and I was hesitant about listening to this because I thought it would contain the same material, however, this by far outweighs all the others! I love the way she delivers an important moral message using anecdotes that will have you laughing out loud, literally!
This is the best of them all.
no, I wanted it to last a week, but I did it in three days.
If you listen there will be some laughter and maybe some tears, all whilst helping you become the best you. Takes notes, it's sooooo worth it!!!
"Life changing stuff."
This was life changing stuff for me.
Well worth 6 hours of your time.
Insightful and very very funny.
Very engaging and interesting. I'm looking forward to listening again, to try and absorb more of the talks. I would thoroughly recommend.
"Life changing book"
This book allowed me to see life very differently and explore part of myself that I have not visited for a long time.
This in turn allowed me to enjoy breakthrough.
I cannot recommend it enough :)
Thank you Dr Brené Brown
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