CONNECTION is why we are here.  our STORIES connect us. our FEAR separates us.

can we find the COURAGE to give up our ADDICTION to PERFECTION?

can we SHARE our stories, struggles, joys in an AUTHENTIC way?

can we see VULNERABILITY as BEAUTIFUL rather than weak?

can we believe that WE ARE ENOUGH?

Twenty minutes is a small eternity in modern translation but this
brilliant, insightful TEDx talks video by Brené Brown is worth
watching. Twice.


A nationally renowned speaker, author and educator, Brown’s
groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN. She is a
research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of
Social Work who has spent the past ten years asking some rather
profound questions: How can 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?

They are big questions, ones I struggle with hourly. Our culture does
not encourage imperfection. And yet our hearts harden without it.