Finding Our Way Back To Each Other

I just heard a powerful and inspiring TED talk by Dr. Brene’ Brown about Vulnerability and Shame. I highly recommend that you invest the time to listen to it. Some of my favorite parts:

Vulnerability is NOT weakness. Vulnerability is the most accurate measurement of courage. It is the brithplace of innovation, creativity, and change.

Guilt is, “I did something bad.”
Shame is, “I am bad.”

Empathy is the antidote to shame.

It takes 3 things to grow shame:

The 2 most powerful words when we are in struggle: “Me too.”

If we’re going to find our way back to each other, vulnerability is going to be that path.

Dare greatly!

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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