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Daring Greatly

My Loneliness Has A First Name

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Melissa L. Smith

The reality is that I am human. And I am going through something really fricken hard. And the truth is that being human means that some days I don't have a single ounce of perspective.

How to Lure Greater Love Into Your Life

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Trust yourself enough to keep going and to be excited about the direction you are headed. And please take a moment to make someone else feel recognized and better also. This, more than anything else, will begin to bring greater love into your life.

Why You Need to Give Yourself Permission to Be Happy

Jordan Dansky | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

I believe we are all put here for a purpose. You were created with unique, God-given talents, skills, and passions -- and I'm a firm believer that our purpose in life is to live out all of those things for which we were created.

Rising Strong

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Roxanne Hobbs

How much do you organize your life so as to avoid failure? What is your relationship with those face down moments? Do you put your head in your hand...

Dare to Suck: Why Do We Try So Hard and Fail to Be Perfect?

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

How do we make mistakes without losing faith in ourselves? How do we cope with stinking at something and not being perfect? When will giving it our all satisfy us? Them? Isn't some of our success built upon our failures? Our dares? When will we rest?

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma: 11 Tips to Heal

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others. ...

DISPATCH: Rising Strong with Dr. Brene Brown

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Miriam Ava

In Rising Strong, Dr. Brene Brown lets you in on exactly that. The logical next step in her research on vulnerability, courage, and worthiness after The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly, Rising Strong is grounded in thorough science and packaged in practical wisdom.

The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution: Brené Brown's Rising Strong

Pam Stucky | Posted 09.02.2016 | Books
Pam Stucky

When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.

20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Kim Kalicky | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kim Kalicky

When I stand at the precipice, I am hopeful I will dig deep inside myself and live in that 20 seconds of insane courage. Being conscious of it might give me the strength I need to live it, stand in that space, and jump off.

Why I Stand on My Head to Find Balance, and 5 Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Joan Moran | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.

Women, Ask For What You Want!

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Jeena Cho

If I could encourage women to do one thing, it would be to ask for what you want. Stop overthinking every simple (and not so simple) request, and just ask! Ask without apology.

Stay Weird. Stay Different. Why Our Kids Have Got To Know We Love Them For Being Exactly Who They Are.

Lola Reed | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lola Reed

So why did Graham's wholehearted Oscar acceptance speech get the standing ovation it deserved? Because he was willing to be vulnerable enough to share who he was as a part of what's he's become -- he was courageous and authentic and we loved him for it. By making our families a place where we can show up, be seen and celebrated for who we really are -- weird, different, ordinary and extraordinary -- is what builds and deepens our family's bonds of trust and love.

Running Can Change Your Life... If You Let It

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."

The Haunting of Our Past

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

How To Be Yourself, Even In Life's Most Anxiety-Inducing Moments

Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Brené Brown believes that authenticity is more than a buzzword -- it's a daily practice. Join Brené Brown on her journey to wholeheartedness -- sign...

5 Essential Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I decided to share with you my list of five "Essential Life Hacks" -- guiding principles that are helping me to step out of my comfort zone and into a life that "reveals the human spirit."

Notes From the Margins

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.

Do You Sink or Float?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As a writer, I'm always looking for inspiration, and this can come from the strangest of places. My days are spent walking that tightrope between keeping my monkey mind quiet while simultaneously trying to be amped up and creative.

Are You Cultivating Resiliency?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

There is a mysterious force underlying everything in this world, and it has an unseen hand in all parts of our life from our job, to our relationships...

If Not Now, When?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I make no secret that I am an addict in recovery, and this has meant devoting myself to, in the words of the AA literature, "clearing away the wreckag...

Coping With Shame: An Open Letter to Dr. Brené Brown

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Travis Rivera

It is time that we silence the voices in our heads that tell us we are not good enough, and it is time we start shouting the phrase: "I am enough."

WATCH: The One Thing More Terrifying Than Being Vulnerable

OWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | OWN

Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown says we all have a choice in life whether to put our true selves out there or hide behind our fear...

Relationship Is the Currency of Leadership

Omega Institute | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

"The bottom line is that vulnerability is scary and it feels really dangerous, but it's not nearly as dangerous or scary as spending your life on the outside looking in and wondering, 'What if I had chosen to show up?'"

Brené Brown: 'The People Who Practice Authenticity Work Their A** Off At It'

Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Dr. Brené Brown on vulnerability, authenticity and being her own guinea pig. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Chanta...