Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TEDx Houston - Dr. Brene Brown: Feeling Worthy of Love and Belonging

Excellent TED Talk (from Houston) on interconnection and the major blockage - shame. Dr. Brown talks about interconnection as our basic human need. Yet many people - especially men, I think - often do not have many or deep connections with other people.

This often comes down to shame, which is the fear of not being worthy of love and belonging. On the other hand, those who are most connected have let go of the fear of not being enough, have embraced their own vulnerability, and live as authentic a life as possible.

This is a great talk - and a great lesson on how to have a happier life.
Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown - University of Houston
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?

Brené is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (2007) and the forthcoming books, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and Wholehearted: Spiritual Adventures in Falling Apart, Growing Up, and Finding Joy ( 2011).

More Information: BreneBrown.com


muppet said...

Thank you for sharing such an insightful talk.

muppet said...

Thank you for sharing such an insightful talk.

I would love to open a discussion with you about interaction with others from a place of authenticity.


Ellie said...

I really enjoyed her talk as well. I wrote a little bit about it along with a Krista Tippett interview of Elizabeth Alexander: http://motioncore.com/web/ellie-johnston/blog/-/blogs/the-pain-and-pleasure-of-social-connection?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fellie-johnston%2Fblog