The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene’ Brown, Ph.D.,

Have you ever experienced an embarrassing situation like Brene’ Brown described when she spoke at the UP conference? 

Being misrepresented or misunderstood for who we are or for what we represent can be challenging for anyone. Pretending is easy. Facing the truth takes courage and work. 

Brene’ Brown was really bullied (in my opinion) into keeping her speech “light and breezy.”

Most people don’t want to dig deep to find out why they aren’t happy or why they live in fear and shame. They just want to keep things “light and breezy,” Instead, they just want to know “how to” be happy and fulfilled. 

” I’m not about the “how-to” because in ten years, I’ve never seen any evidence of “how-to” working without talking about the things that get in the way.”

What “things” are getting in your way?

“We don’t change, we don’t grow, and we don’t move forward without the work. If we really want to live a joyful, connected, and meaningful life, we must talk about things that get in the way.”

What work do you need to begin to live a joyful, connected and meaningful life?

“If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way—especially shame, fear, and vulnerability.”

Do you have someone you feel comfortable talking to about the things that are getting in your way? If not, please contact me through email, text or PM. The first step to freedom begins with the courage to share your story. There are many resources available.

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