Sunday, October 1, 2017

Brene Brown Brilliance

My husband and I had the privilege of seeing Brene Brown in the flesh in Nashville on Sept 26th and she was AMAZING!  I've given countless dollars to two therapists and I have to say Brene tops them all!  Where are others like her?  My husband says combine her with Beth Moore and we'd have a revolution on our hands!  Her research and insights are brilliant. There is power in her definitions!  The messages I walked away with include:

  • Charles Feltman's definition of trust:  "choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to another person's actions"  
  • "True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self acceptance"
  • "Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope"
  • "In 1980 approximately 20% of Americans reported feeling lonely. Today it's more than double that percentage
  • "Pain that is denied or ignored becomes fear or hate. Anger that is never transformed  becomes resentment and bitterness"
  • "Belonging is being accepted for you.  Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else" 
  • "Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don't belong; you will always find it"

1 comment:

Christie Everett said...

Fist pump then our hands explode like fireworks right there gf. Beautiful.👏