“To tell your story with your whole heart.”

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The freedom to live Wholehearted.

To be energized by living in the flow of life without clinging to everything familiar as critical points of safety.

Dr. Brené Brown, a researcher and social worker, was grounded in defining and living her life connected by those critical points. “If it can’t be measured, it does not exist.”

Committed to understand what the Wholehearted, those people who live in the flow, all in, know that she and others do not, she embarked on a journey of very unexpected results.

She not only discovered what makes living Wholehearted possible, she transformed her own core perspective on living life.

In the TED talk video below, she explains her life changing journey, and explains how these key elements make all the difference:

Courage: Being ok to be imperfect.

Compassion: Kindness first to yourself and from that being, kind to others.

Connection: Willingness to set aside what you think you should be, and honor your own authenticity.

Vulnerability: Knowing that being vulnerable is part of what makes you beautiful.

A “Researcher/Storyteller,”  Brené Brown has that magic blend of taking deeply researched evidence, and presenting it in a warm and always engaging manor.

I hope you find this gem of a TED presentation helpful as you build your own version of a life that loves you back.

Never stop moving forward.



Here’s Dr. Brené Brown TED Talk Presentation:  Enjoy!


Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way andCOURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.


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