I heard a rather recommendable episode of On Being with Krista Tippett yesterday while catching up on some blog listening. Though I had seen Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability before, hearing her talk about her research and her discoveries was no less powerful this time around. One thing that really stuck out to me was her list of traps to be aware of, including exhaustion as a status symbol, productivity as self-worth, and a quest for certainty. These are definitely things I grapple with and it was a good reminder to beware of falling into such patterns – especially during the holidays. If you want to learn more about the power of vulnerability, listen to the podcast by clicking HERE or watch the TED talk HERE.

 

xx GD