Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Power of Vulnerability

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The above video is a fantastic video on the topic of vulnerability. It's so worth the twenty minutes. I learned about BrenĂ© Brown three weeks ago through Shauna Niequist. After learning that Shauna became a big fan and so quickly, I needed to do some research and learn and discover for myself why her message was so fascinating. 

So last weekend I decided to look for Browns talk on the topic of vulnerability on TEDa website I'm not entirely familiar with but it looks cool and filled with interesting content. I'll have to go back and visit again soon. But for now, let's get back to Brown and her talk on vulnerability. I listened and loved it! And today I want to share the video with you. 

So because I loved Browns video on the topic of vulnerability so much, I decided to visit my local Barnes & Noble bookstore the other night in hopes that I would find all of her books. After all I've had $75 worth in gift cards sitting in my wallet for ages! I was hoping to walk out with three of her books but to my disappointment, I only found one. The one I found and purchased was: "I thought it was just me, but it isn't." I'm going to take that as a sign that this is where I should begin. Shauna just started reading this book and admitted that its destroying her in the best possible way and recommended buckling up. Oh boy ... 

Dr. Brené Brown is a writer, researcher, and educator. She's a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying connection - specifically authenticity, belonging, and shame, and the affect these powerful emotions have on the way we live, love, parent, work and build relationships. Click here to visit her blog. To learn more about her, visit her welcome page

Brown is the author of three books:

3.) Wholehearted: Spiritual Adventures in Falling Apart, Growing Up, and Finding Joy.

Hope you enjoy the video and if you purchase any of her books, happy reading and don't forget to buckle up! 

Until next time, 

xx. Ruthie