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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Brené Brown dives into deep heartfelt human experiences with love and compassion. She shares excellent stories (some personal) of shame, stuggle, empathy, vulnerability and bravery. This is a must listen to talk for everyone who struggles with shame, boundaries and showing up for themselves.
Brene tackles the idea of vulnerability with humor and honesty in a way that many other "self help" books miss. She doesn't come off as preachy or judgmental, but places herself in the same struggle that her readers face. I laughed and cried, and this book was exactly what I needed when I needed it most.
Her delivery is entertaining and easy to understand and the content is life changing. She makes it easy to start putting her ideas into practice. I can't recommend this book enough!!
Brene's ability to articulate the concepts of vulnerability is easy to understand and thought provoking. She is witty, funny, and introduces many applications in everyday situations that we all encounter. I never saw vulnerability as a powerful and life changing tool until listening to this narration. I wish I would have discovered these findings earlier in my life but, I am excited to know them for my future.
Thank you Brene' Brown for this work of art and for the data analysis effort it took to come to these life changing conclusions. Your work matters.
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.
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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