Daring Greatly
Feb21

Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.  ...

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On Friendship
Dec26

On Friendship

Aristotle laid out the philosophical foundation of friendship as the art of holding up a mirror to each other’s souls. Two millennia later, Emerson contemplated its two pillars of truth and tenderness. Another century later, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” In the Celtic tradition,...

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The Hero’s Journey
Oct24

The Hero’s Journey

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell Who is Joseph Campbell and why should we care? The Hero’s Journey – Metaphor Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast,...

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Sounds of Silence – Then and Now
Oct07

Sounds of Silence – Then and Now

Where were you then. Where are we now? “Sounds of Silence” Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold...

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At the Heart of Vulnerability
Aug20

At the Heart of Vulnerability

I see vulnerability as a continuum cutting across fear and doubt, courage and strength; marking a path between broken hearted and whole hearted. Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, 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. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.) The Power...

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Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count
Oct11

Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.” Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt....

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Should men be vulnerable?
Feb06

Should men be vulnerable?

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Liam Casey discusses vulnerability, emotion and shame in his masculine myth busting TEDx Talk. He for She, She for He, Me for Me, We for We. Brene Brown’s TED Talk: The Power of...

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