Friday, May 4, 2012

Sharing an excellent TED Talk with you

True, this doesn't really count as a blog post. But you need to hear this. Trust me.

I first heard Brene Brown on Voices in the Family with Dr. Dan Gottlieb (one of my favorite ways to spend Sunday morning is to listen to my local NPR station, WHYY in Philadelphia). And I loved what she had to say! She is a researcher (cool!) who studies shame and vulnerability (wow!). 

In this TED talk, she tells us about how being vulnerable is an act of courage. More importantly, she reminds us that shame is diminished with empathy. 

I have a lot to say (shocking, I know) about both vulnerability and shame, but enough of my blather!  I want you to listen to this talk, because it's important.