Brene Brown Overcoming Shame
Brene Brown on Shame and Vulnerability
Who is Brene Brown? Dr. Brene Brown is a vulnerability researcher who studies shame. She describes herself as someone who deals with messy topics (emotions), and likes to organize neatly them so they can be dissected and analyzed. The topic of shame is something we don't like to discuss, yet we all experience it.
Brene Brown is definitely not a stuffy, boring researcher. She puts a new spin on shame and presents it in a humorous and entertaining manner.
It's because of her knack for entertaining that her first TEDxHouston talk went viral with over 4 million viewers. She has an ability to keep the audience engaged and listening. Dr. Brown uses her own experiences to illustrate how common shame is and how it contributes to our anxiety and unhappiness. With her new insights into living a wholehearted life, Brene Brown is becoming a legend.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown - Embrace Who You Are
BrenÃ© Brown guides us in how to live more authentically and compassionately, and teaches us how to embrace our imperfections. She challenges us to see the world in new ways. Brene Brown has the ability to present serious topics with humor and openly discusses her own imperfections.
Embracing Our Imperfections
Why Do We Feel Unworthy?
As a research professor at the University of Houston, Brene Brown has spent 10 years studying courage, shame, authencity, and vulnerability. She's taken that work and developed a concept that she refers to as Wholehearted Living. Wholeheartedness challenges us to embrace our imperfections and vulnerabilities so we can recognize that we are worthy of love and belonging.
We all go through the struggle of feeling unworthy and that we are never good enough. Shame is the emotion that has the power to crumple us. Until we learn to embrace shame and speak of it, we will never have the resilience to move through it. Shame can bind us forever in feelings of being unlovable. We have to talk about the things that get in the way of wholehearted living - vulnerability, fear, and shame, in order to experience love and joy.
Living Without Shame
Shame is universal and we all live with shame to some extent. Brene Brown suggests that the way to find our path to Wholeheartedness is to have honest conversations with each other about shame. People who have shame resilience recognize what triggers shame for them. Shame resilient people also speak about shame and reach out to others. In order to live without shame we must choose authenticity, talk about shame, and embrace the power of vulnerability to discover our connections with each other.
Brene Brown on Oprah
Super Soul Sunday with Brene Brown and Oprah
Catch Brene Brown on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday show. She'll be interviewing with Oprah about her new book Daring Greatly. Watch the full episode of Brene Brown on Oprah Super Soul Sunday. Oprah and Brene Brown discuss what it's like to live wholeheartedly.
Brene Brown's Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Dr. Brene Brown, shame researcher, explores the idea that vulnerability is not weakness, rather it is about our willingness to engage with it. If we wait until things are perfect and don't risk being vulnerable we miss opportunities. What is courage? Courage is about allowing ourselves to be seen.
Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto - A Free Download from Brene Brown
Brene Brown talks about wholehearted parenting. We're full of self doubt as parents and we compare ourselves to other parents. Shame plays a big part in parenting. This wonderful poster The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto is available from Brene Brown as a free download. The poster will bring tears to your eyes, it's written so beautifully. Imagine embracing your imperfections as a parent, and nurturing worthiness in our children.
Brene Brown on Vulnerability - Brene Brown TED Talk
This was Brene Brown's first TEDx Talk and it turned into a viral hit. Her wonderful ability to speak of her own struggles and infuse it with wit and humor makes this video entertaining as well as informative. What is vulnerability? Why is it important to allow ourselves to be vulnerable? These are some of the things she talks about.
I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown - Stop Being Perfect
Learn new ways to practice courage, connection, and compassion in our society which uses fear, blame, and disconnection. Address the shame messages that our brains send us rather than giving into them. This book really spoke to me. I've read it several times.
Brene Brown Speaking About Shame - How a Shame Researcher Became Vulnerability Ted
Brene Brown talking about shame in this video. She's just as entertaining as she was in her TEDxHouston talk. We're afraid to talk about shame, but we need to in order to find joy and happiness. It's allowing ourselves to be authentic, to come from a place of vulnerability that connects us to other people.
Links for Brene Brown
- Home - Brené Brown
The website for Brene Brown, shame researcher. Join in her discussion about shame, authenticity, empathy, connection, courage, vulnerability, compassion.
- Brene Brown | Facebook
Join Brene Brown on Facebook and keep up to date on her appearances and interviews.
- Blog - Brené Brown
Brene Brown's blog.
Brene Brown Interview
A Quote From Brene Brown
"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage."