May 192011

I think each of us can see a part of ourselves in this humanly humorous look at vulnerability and wholeheartedness.   A self-named researcher storyteller, Brene Brown takes us through her personal story to discover and put to rest vulnerability in this 2010 Ted Talk.  

This is what I have found … which I think is the most important, is to believe that we’re enough. Because when we work from a place I believe that says, “I’m enough,” then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.

And I don’t think it is just a coincidence I “happen” to come across this talk during the same time as the last two MAP writings.

Enough is enough.

  4 Responses to “Courage To Be Imperfect”

  1. Hey …

    I absolutely LOVE Brene Brown AND her profound message! I have enjoyed her video (more than once) and made a committment to myself to be more “wholehearted” in my approach to the world …

    Love and hugs to you both,

  2. Brene certainly has a way of connecting.

    The thought comes to mind how cool would it be if every junior and senior high school student saw this video … especially those running the tanless prom campaigns in their schools.

    What have been your expressions of wholeheartedness and what reactions or responses have you seen in return?


  3. In case anyone wants to follow up, here is the news story on the students pledging the tan free prom:

    and the Canadian Cancer Society related link:

  4. Given that I am a ‘recovering perfectionist’ myself … it has been so therapeutic in my work with others to occasionally offer my experiences where I have messed up (in parenting, in relationships etc) … it lets the walls down and people feel more comfortable to embrace their own shortcomings.

    I agree that we should be showing this message to youth!


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