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Dr. Brené Brown

Your Vulnerability Is Beautiful

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In order to succeed, you've got to put it all out there, and share all the parts of you with the world, not just the ones that are left when you cleanly tuck all the messy stuff behind the veil.

I Yam What I Yam, Ms. Brene Brown: In Strong Defense Of Atticus Finch

Margaret Hession | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Margaret Hession

Right now, those who hate Atticus Finch don't hate him because he's racist. They dislike him because he's imperfect and because he signals to them and us, mirror-wise, that we are imperfect too. Where is our false perfected idol gone?

An Open Letter to Brené Brown, After Reading 'Rising Strong'

Jill Dahl | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Dear Brené Brown, I have a bone to pick with you (the only Texan phrase I could think of). Your books need to come with warning labels on the cove...

Healing Through Creativity

Kat Reinhert | Posted 09.02.2015 | Divorce
Kat Reinhert

Within the creative process of writing and performing this music I found the courage to be vulnerable, and as difficult as it is to share these feelings with the complete unknown, I know it is worth letting go of the fear I have in sharing.

Thriving at the Edge: A Conversation With Donna Stoneham

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Thriver's Edge by Donna Stoneham, PhD offers seven key pieces of advice on how to identify your life's vision and how to make it a reality. Through personal experience and research, Stoneham's book offers a road map to moving from a mindset of struggle to one of thriving. I spoke with Stoneham about her inspirations for the book, how to use social media for your benefit, and what it takes to keep thriving.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

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.

How a Health Scare Became My Teacher

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Roxanne Hobbs

Yet this glimpse of a life with no guarantees is worth sitting with for a while longer. Buddhism teaches that nothing is permanent. The only certainties are sickness, old age and death. Rather than being morbid, this is about an enlightened approach to living.

Is there a Better Way to Thank and Reprimand? A Personal, Successful Tale Named Flip

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, the flip has helped me tenderly cultivate more profound relationships - the one measure that matters to all of us, instinctively or otherwise. What more can one ask for in life?

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 -- ...

Daily Meditation: Be Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

When Saying 'I Love You' Doesn't Go As Planned

OWN | Posted 04.30.2014 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown has inspired countless people with her popular TED Talk on the power of vulnerability. Some learn to bravely embrace their imperfecti...

2 Things You Need To Start Living Bravely

OWN | Posted 04.23.2014 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown is all about living bravely. Inspired by a Theodore Roosevelt quote -- "It is not the critic who counts… The credit belongs to the ...

On Escaping The Shame Spiral

Jill Di Donato | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

It's no easy feat to admit to flaws, because that means they're real and we have to confront them. Accepting our mistakes or shortcomings -- choices that may not have served us well, unflattering ways others may perceive us, or subtle imperfections that gnaw away at us -- is uncomfortable in the short-term, but acknowledging them can ward off long-term problems.

How Nasty Online Comments And 'Downton Abbey' Inspired Brené Brown's Book

OWN | Posted 03.07.2014 | OWN

In 2010, vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown gave a TED Talk that quickly became an internet sensation. The Daring Greatly author soon found her...

The Damaging Way Women Respond To Distress

OWN | Posted 02.25.2014 | OWN

"My stomach looks so bulky." "My job is stupid." "I'll probably never find someone." We frequently hear people verbalize these types of self-critiq...


Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What would be possible if we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable, to take the risks that love demands?

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."

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Set Boundaries

Posted 12.09.2013 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown As our calendars swell with obligations, it's important to recommit to one thing that can help keep us sane: boundaries. T...

Find Your Own Strength: 6 Tips for Women Leaders

Omega Institute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Omega Institute

When we are riding the waves of life and feel especially tossed and turned by its storms, Elizabeth Lesser beckons us to drop anchor and root firmly in our emotional center of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness.

Brené Brown: 'There Are No Prerequisites For Worthiness'

OWN | Posted 10.22.2013 | OWN

If you've ever felt unworthy -- because of your weight, your job, your relationship or any other fill-in-the-blank reason -- shame and vulnerability r...

The Most Vulnerable Emotion We Experience

OWN | Posted 10.27.2013 | OWN

Over more than a decade of research, author Dr. Brené Brown has found that vulnerability is not a weakness -- in fact, it can be our greatest strengt...

5 Surprising Things I Learned By Getting Angry

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

I decided to deal with my anger head on. I had no idea what I was getting into, and I learned some valuable lessons along the way. These were key for me understanding that it's OK to be mad or have someone be mad at me. There is, in fact, a healthy way to deal with anger. And once I took these lessons on as truth for myself, my journey became much easier.

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission To Be Uncool

OWN | Posted 10.14.2013 | OWN

Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown isn't afraid to be uncool. In the above clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass," she discusses how our cult...

3 Steps To Break The Cycle Of Shame

OWN | Posted 10.08.2013 | OWN

Shame is such a powerful emotion that it can literally overcome us. For more than a decade, Dr. Brené Brown has been researching how shame and vulner...