Presenter: Brene Brown (The Daring Way and COURAGEworks,University of Houston)
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks,and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based onthirteen years of research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth thatvulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accuratemeasure of courage.
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions likefear, grief and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, joy, innovation,creativity and change.
In a scarcity culture where “never enough” dominates and fear has become secondnature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a littledangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there meansthere’s a far greater risk of getting criticized and failing. But when we stepback and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable ordangerous as standing on the outside of our lives and wondering what it wouldbe like if we had the courage to show up and let ourselves be seen.
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