Brene Brown Answers My Questions

Storyteller and social work researcher Brene Brown has just answered the central questions of my quest for goodness, or at least most of them. I have asked: What is goodness? What enables human beings to be good? What trips us up? What do we each need to do to become good? Brown says her six years of research shows that the answers are as simple — and hard — as each of us finding the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and love ourselves with our whole hearts. Oh, and she’s laugh-out-loud funny as she discusses her research findings. Listen for the bit about the muffin. You have to watch this TED Talk.

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3 Responses to Brene Brown Answers My Questions

  1. Colleen says:


  2. Susan says:

    Thank you for this. I just passed it on to a friend, with whom I’d recently had a conversation about debilitating shame. This was illuminating!

  3. Colleen says:

    This wonderful video sites the problem of shame and the need to experience ourselves as worthy and therefore able to be vulnerable and OK with not being perfect is brilliant. This topic is central in the Pia Mellody book Facing Codependence in which she outlines ways children are shamed, the outcome of this in our experience and interactions and boundaries or lack thereof. Thanks Diane for sharing this. I intend to share it with others.

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