Seems like a lot of people have a Media Monday or Monday Soup kind of thing going on. I think I’ll try that. There’ll be more criteria for it shortly. In the meantime, enjoy this one.
If you haven’t heard of Brené Brown, consider this your introduction.
Brené studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her mission is to help others live a wholehearted life. I believe everyone can benefit from Brené’s research, especially her insight into shame resistance.
I remember the first time I saw her TED talk. It blew me away. I still watch it every now and then and I tell everyone I know to watch it, too. It’s been viewed over 3 million times! So, watch this:
I also remember reading the first paragraph of her amazing book, The Gifts of Imperfection, and bought it immediately. She says, “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
No matter if you’re limb-different or not, take some time to get to know Brené Brown today. You’ll be better for it.
Follow @BreneBrown on Twitter, too!
I am a huge Brene fan!! I heard her speak in the Twin Cities last year and her talk was amazing. Great suggestion on the Ted talk – it is fantastic!
Lucky! I want to meet Brené so bad. I also want her to write a blurb on whatever book I end-up writing. Shh! hehe
Ryan, I was just visiting Brene’s site and saw that she is scheduled to come back to Minnesota this fall as part of the Faith & Life series!! Given her amazing work and your calling as a pastor, I would think this would be a great event for you to attend 😉
Just put it on my calendar! Thanks for the heads-up, Kiki!
I was a little upset when this was over. Powerful stuff.
Ryan – that would be awesome! She would also be a great speaker at a “Living One Handed Conference” 😉
Kiki – You just blew my mind. Thanks for thinking bigger than me! 🙂
No problem! You’ve got a great tribe and I think a conference would be amazing – and definitely something I would not only attend, but help with if needed!