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.
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This is a must for everyone. Male? Female? Parent? Grandparent? Sibling? Friend? Human? Alive? If any of those definitions fit you, this listen will resonate with you in some way or many ways. There's something beautiful about vulnerability I needed to learn from this to improve myself, my relationships, and my world. And I bet you will find something, too. Brené Brown is 100% relatable and her research is introspective and honest and relevant.
Was very fun to listen to. Her research is amazing and applicable. My only hesitation is that she swears so much. I really wish I could listen to it openly on front of my children.
This book is life-changing and incredibly deep information. The studies that she has done really resonated with what I'm working on right now and I can't wait to share it with my friends and apply it to my real life.
Would recommend this to anyone and everyone saying - don't be put off by the title,
cos as we know, the term' vulnerability' scares most of us.
Based on research, from data gleaned from
countless hours of conversations with people from all walks of life, and sifted and sorted to reveal the common threads that people living wholeheartedly , ( or any other group for that matter ) share.... Brené Brown brings us the gems, the rubies, the diamonds from all this sifting through and delivers them with such humanity, humour. It's going to lift you up.
The content is excellent, but I'm apparently not the right audience for this delivery. I took many notes and had great insights from the content, but I really struggled with getting through the stories and delivery. While I realize many walks of life will appreciate the delivery, it is very strongly (and rightfully so given the author) in the mindset and humor of middle-aged American women. Nothing wrong with that, but since I'm not in that audience, I wished I had gotten her book instead, which I imagine would be for a more general audience (though I can't be sure since I haven't tried it yet). The content is so great though that I'll probably get her Daring Greatly book so that I can experience the content again, but in a way where the delivery is not distracting me from the important points.
some reality checks in here I am going to address. worth a re listen. Brene Brown certainly made me feel like I am going in the right direction.. also made me feel "tfft its not just .."
"Definitely worth a listen...again and again!"
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Brene speaking in this audiobook; it literally brought her important work to life with her anecdotes and natural conversational way.
This is my first insight into Brene's work and I'm looking forward to learning more.
There are so many great parts to each chapter and valuable lessons and insights throughout.
This audiobook definitely makes you think!
if you want to understand how to ne more authentic and content in many of the situations we find ourselves in daily life listen to this awesome wisdom.
This is one of the most entertaining and insightful books I've listened to. Highly recommend to just about anyone.
"Really fantastic and funny listen"
Brene strikes the perfect balance between informative, funny and emotionally moving storytelling. I also loved the style, with an audience there, thought it made it very engaging. would highly recommend.
Thought provoking and surprisingly funny. Brené Brown delivers insight into her statistical findings with an incredibly warm and charismatic style.
Real, funny, warm & genuinely useful. Eye opening and encouraging, never judgemental and totally relatable. Will listen again and recommend to others X
Reading Brene Brown's work is challenging, thought provoking and crucial for me. It's awesome to hear her deliver her work. She is passionate, present, real and funny. A handbook for a fulfilled life. Thank you Brene.
"The Power to change your life"
Brene Brown's work, books, and audios have genuinely changed how I live my life. Spoken in a warm, funny, and real way she brings her research and work to life with her own anecdotes.
The topics of shame, vulnerability and empathy are what every school, workplace, and home
need to hear and discuss. I can't recommend this enough. I listened to it immediately again I was that enthralled.
"Fantastic and enlightening."
Absolutely superb. Brene leads you gently to explore the topic of shame and many of the areas we hold ourselves back in because of what's going on beneath the surface. A wonderful sense of humour really brings this to life. Highly recommended.
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