Have a listen to this TED talk, it's just wonderful.
Brene Brown on Vulnerability
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston.
She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage,
authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her
decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that
work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She poses the
How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and
imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of
authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage,
compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough
– that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?