The amazing researcher and story teller Brene Brown speaks about The Power of vulnerability something that we cringe from or try our very best to avoid.
She says: “Vulnerability is kind of the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness but it appears it’s also the birthplace of joy of creativity of belonging of love…”
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Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness.
She poses the questions:
How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?
Bio from www.ted.com