Friday, October 29, 2010

TEDxKC - Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability

I posted a cool video of Dr. Brene Brown at The Masculine Heart the other day: TEDx Houston - Dr. Brene Brown: Feeling Worthy of Love and Belonging. She explores in that lecture the ways that shame destroys our sense of self-worth.

In this lecture, from TEDx Kansas City, she talks about the ways we shut ourselves off from others. I really like her approach to things - brilliant and heart-centered.

TEDxKC - Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability

TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating uncertain times -- joy. This talk will explore how and why fear and collective scarcity has profoundly dangerous consequences on how we live, love, parent, work and engage in relationships -- and how simple acts can restore our sense of purpose and meaning.

Speaker: Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past 10 years studying courage, shame and authenticity. She is the Behavioral Health Scholar-in-Residence at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and has written several books on her research.
Dr. Brown is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (paper, Oct. 2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (paper, Dec. 2007), among others.

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