My son's girlfriend sent this video link to me and I wanted to share. It's 20 minutes, which I know is a lonngggg time to almost everyone, but it is well worth a listen even if you need to break it up into 5 or 10 minute fragments. I found her so engaging I just kept listening.
Here's her website: http://www.brenebrown.com/
Brene Brown makes a living studying the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. Quoting straight from the website: " In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share."
From her Bio on her website:
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW 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. Brené 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?
Brené is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and was the topic of two 2010 TEDx talks (Houston and Kansas City). THERE'S A WHOLE LOT MORE .. OR JUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE VIDEO
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