If you haven’t heard of Brene Brown and her inspiring TED talk about the power of vulnerabilitythen I am so happy to share it with you!

I recently attended a course to try and come to terms with the brokenness I feel in me.  One of the resources suggested by the course leader was Brene Brown’s talk.  I wrote her name and the topic down like any good student.  I meant to google it when I got home, but as usual life took over and I never did.  Coincidentally the name reappeared in another article I read yesterday and I new I needed to listen to what she had to say.

This 20 minute talk will change your life and entertain you all at the same time.  I kind of feel less broken and more understood just by listening to Brene.


The topic of vulnerability popped up in a couple of places in the past couple of weeks.  It is a strange word.  And it kept being described in a positive way – I think that is way I was so intrigued originally!  The word stems from the Latin word meaning ‘wound‘.  If you think about it, we all have wounds so why are we so ashamed to embrace our wounds or vulnerability?

Courage and Vulnerability Quote by Brene Brown


I don’t think listening to the talk is enough.  I really believe I will need to take the time to read the book – Daring Greatly.  It is something that I will need to research and apply.

I seriously need some advice right here…  I battle with self-help & non-fiction books.  I can read novel after novel and apply the principles, but self help books seems to pile on my to-read list and ultimately never gets read.  Do you read them?  Do you high-light and journal as you go?  Should I consider an audio version?


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10 thoughts on “The inspiring truth about vulnerability”

  1. I love Brene Brown. I think the biggest tip when you read self-help books is to look at what strikes the biggest negative reaction in you because it points to your biggest “opportunity for growth.”

    And also, that you have to implement what you read…you can’t just read, change doesn’t happen by itself.

    1. Thanks Trisha, so very true! Thanks for the tip! I think I may need to journal as I go. High light, reflect, implement. Rehash!

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