#34 of All the Things- Listening to Shame

Nobody wants to talk about things like shame but wouldn’t it nice to find the antidote to shame?  Wouldn’t it be refreshing to learn how to let shame go?  Brené Brown’s TED Talk Listening to Shame is a great place to start:

 

I learned a lot from this talk:

  • Vulnerability is not a weakness, it’s the birthplace of creativity, innovation and change.
  • When it comes to shame, we have to walk through it and find our way around.
  • The difference between guilt and shame.  “I did something bad” vs. “I am bad.”
  • Shame feels the same for men and women but it’s organized differently.  Women feel the need to “do it all, do it perfectly and never let them see you sweat.”  Men feel the need to “never be perceived as weak.”
  • Empathy is the answer.
  • Secrecy, silence, and judgment makes shame grow.

You can learn about Brene’s books and her powerful TED Talk on Vulnerability on #17 of All the Things.

Brené Brown  was also a guest on my favorite podcast, Magic Lessons.  You can check it out in #5 of All the Things.

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#17 of All the Things-The Power of Vulnerability

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Brené Brown is a funny “researcher storyteller” and gives an amazing TED Talk called The Power of Vulnerability.  It’s the story of how a piece of her research changed her perception and changed the way she lives, loves, works, and parents.

She learned from years of interviews and thousands of pieces of data that the people who felt love and belonging were simply the people that believed they were worthy of love and belonging.   Our goal should be to be whole-hearted which means we have to have courage, compassion to ourselves first, and then to others, and connection.  We also need to embrace vulnerability because as Brené shows us, what makes us vulnerable makes us beautiful.

She shows us her journey and how this research collided with her natural outlook on life. She talks about our struggles with this, why and how we numb and why that truly is a problem and why numbing has bigger consequences than we probably realize. She also talks about our job as parents when it comes to raising kids.

The video is about 20 minutes long and is humorous and filled with insight:

I learned much from this video and now I will strive to:

  • Let myself be seen.
  • To love with my whole heart.
  • To practice gratitude and joy inside of my anxiety.
  • To believe I am enough.

Brené is the author of many books including the two below that I’ve read and am working on blog posts about:

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Brené Brown  was also a guest on my favorite podcast, Magic Lessons.  You can check it out in #5 of All the Things.

I hope you liked the video and you check out her books.  Click on the books on this blog to add them to your Goodreads list.  For more information see the What is Goodreads? post.  See you on Monday, where I’ll be sharing Jenny Lawson’s newest book.

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All the best,

Marcie

Question of the day.  What TED Talk or inspirational video do you think I should see?

#5 of All the Things- Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons Podcast by Elizabeth Gilbert

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When I write blog posts about a podcast, my goal is to give a general overview of the podcast with a focus on one episode.  For this post though, I am breaking my own rules because the whole season was so good.  

“What are Magic Lessons? They are road maps for the path to creativity, the extra nudge we need when we are feeling stuck in our creative lives.”

The Magic Lesson’s podcast is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book called Big Magic.  It’s inspiring and you should read it.  I also own it on Audible and it is a great listen (much like Eat, Pray, Love.)  I’ll blog about both in future posts. (Click on the books in the list to add them to your goodreads list.)  

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In each segment of the podcast she talks to a real person about real problems they are facing in their creative lives. She gives them assignments to help them move to the next stage. Then, on the next episode, Elizabeth calls a knowledgeable friend (always someone famous and always someone awesome) and gets another perspective on the situation. Continue reading “#5 of All the Things- Magic Lessons”