I first came across Brene Brown and her writings/books back in 2010, when I was going through some major healing in my life.
I joined a read-a-long online group she was hosting for her first book, “I Thought It Was Just Me, (but it isn’t)” and for the first time in my life, I understood the the impact shame had on my life, and how vulnerability through courage to tell my story(ies) was going to break its hold.
I realized that, it is okay to be imperfect.
I realized that I was worthy of love and belonging even if I was and am misunderstood.
And I realized that I need to share my life, and their stories, not because its amazing or movie worthy, BUT that the more vulnerable, authentic and BRAVE I am, the more that opens the doors for others to come out and be BRAVE and vulnerable and authentic as well.
The more vulnerable we are, the more healing comes, and the ability to minister out of that place just flows. There is no training, no degree, no 10 step program, that can help you with this part of living brave. You just have to have the courage to DO it.
To share it.
So on this Friday, I wanted to share Brene’s first TED talk she did in 2010. And if you can, purchase, “I Thought It Was Just Me, (but it isn’t)”
I will talk to you all on Monday, as I post from Oahu. Moving my daughter into her University of Hawaii dorm on Tuesday.
Aloha my brave friends.
Have an amazing weekend.