I urge you to watch Dr. Brené Brown’s 20 minute TED Talk on Whole-heartedness. I promise it is the best investment you can make with your time!

Here are a few thoughts from Brene:

  • Connection is the universal desire of all human beings.
  • Shame is the fear of disconnection
  • Courage is telling your story with your whole heart and being seen in your imperfections.
  • We can’t practice compassion if we don’t treat ourselves kindly.
  • You are imperfect, wired for struggle and worthy of love and belonging.
  • Being fully vulnerable is being fully alive.