Brené Brown on Vulnerability

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018

In her TED talk titled “The Power of Vulnerability,” Brené Brown, a story-telling researcher gives insight on her 6-year long attempt to deconstruct vulnerability. What is vulnerability? How did it begin to run our lives? Brown breaks down that every insecurity and indecision we face all comes down to our feelings of worthiness. The people who feel they belong, who love unconditionally, who take risks, who invest in something that may not work out, those people believe they are worthy of all of that.

During this 6-year long research, Brown spent 4 intense days immersing herself in case studies, interviews, and sessions of hundreds of people who all had one thing in common: wholeheartedness. Through jokes and all too true realities, Brené gets real with where our vulnerabilities originate, and how we can move past them.

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Single on Valentine's Day

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018

They Said

I was pouring out my pain
Detailing my confusion
She interrupted me
He interrupted me

You will find your life
She said
All the fog 
You’ve been driving through
Will lift
She said

It’s a gift
He said
The transformation you long for
It’s on THIS journey
Don’t get me wrong,
It still sucks
But it’s worth it
He said

My old way of being
This addiction
Unhealthily adoring the woman in my life
Depending on her for my completeness
Believing I was lost and not ok without her
I didn’t know another way
To do life

This new way of being
Full of fits and starts
Tears and laughter
I’m walking a new path
The fog is lifting
The transformation is happening
Just like they said

I wrote this poem on Valentine’s Day 2017 in the middle of a heartbreak. I had gone on a hike and was sitting in the sun overlooking my new home here in SoCal. It was my first Valentine’s Day of my life without a Valentine. 

I am not unique. 

There are so many of us who when we find ourselves alone, we do whatever it takes to get back into relationship. At various times, after a divorce or a break-up, I’ve asked my friends to help me stay single for a little while—to at least experience myself. I made various commitments to not date for a year and other lies. I knew logically that it was a good idea but like a dog after a squirrel, I would go after the first possible love interest that crossed my path. 

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