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
Brene Brown has very aptly highlighted the unnoticed emotional issues that bother us and she has added a new perspective to look at the world. She has also provided the yardsticks and guidelines to know oneself better. With this book one would be able to look at vulnerability as strength rather than weakness.
This book taught me so much about myself I'm a matter of a week. I completely changed. The content is unlike any other self development book I've ever read and the author is a true story teller.
This audiobook is like listening to a bunch of really good TED talks in a row. One of the few books I re-"read".
Wow! This book has changed so many ways that I think about myself, parenting and relationships. This book is challenging me every day to be true to myself. To not care what others think of me and to find ways to truly be the best person I can be. So thankful I found this book.
"Incredible, inspiring and transformative lectures!"
I absolutely loved listening to Brene Brown's talks, every single second of the way through! I laughed, I cried and - most importantly - I grew! M life will forever be richer because of this audio book and I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone who wants to expand their capacity for joy, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, vulnerability, creativity and love!
"5 stars all the way"
Brilliant. Heart warming, right provoking and potentially life transforming. I literally devoured this audiobook and I've no doubt I'll listen to it again and again. Huge thumbs up for Brene Brown.
This is the first thing I've listened to by Brene Brown and it was profound and brilliantly entertaining. I laughed out loud a lot and learned a lot about myself. I can highly recommend
"Brene Brown is truly inspirational. "
Narrated by Brene herself. This talk is addictive. Brene has got me through some difficult situations and I am forever grateful for that. Highly recommended this to anyone who is open to become a wholehearted person. Down to the ground, personal and honest. Absolutely brilliant !
She has given so much to think about. She has used simple language and made this hard topic so enjoyable with her wit. Loved it and looking forward to more of her work.
"Really inspiring book"
This is a great listen! Really inspiring with lots to take away from and think about. Brene Brown has just the right balance between humour and seriousness! 5 stars!!
"Brilliant just brilliant"
An amazing journey of self discovery embracing the crazy way life is.
Brilliant and funny, a must for anyone who finds ,fitting in, a constant struggle. Gives a while new outlook on the feelings of vulnerability we all have. Would wholeheartedly recommend
Loved it. What a humble person.....an expert with honesty. She engaged me from the beginning and her use of humour made the examples she gave come alive. I will listen again.
I really enjoyed this and have taken a lot from it. I will no doubt listen to it again
"love love love!"
Simply wonderful! Time to live wholeheartedly and play full out in life. Thanks Brene Brown for such a beautiful book.
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