Feb 06

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The Power of Vulnerability

A few days after Mr. Blue Eyes and I broke up, my friend Becky sent me a link to a TED video and told me that she thought I’d get a lot out of it.  I wanted to watch it because I trust Becky’s opinion and because I generally really love the TED talks.

So, of course, I didn’t watch it.

This morning, I got an email from a Miracle Journal reader with a link to… the same TED talk.

Even I couldn’t ignore that.  So I watched.

Brene Brown - The Power Of VulnerabilityAnd now I will share it with you, because truly – this is amazing.  It is funny and science-y and spiritual and important all at the same time.

And most importantly, she’s talking about the strength and power it takes to allow ourselves to stand in vulnerability.  Even when it’s scary, which it almost always is.

This is Brene Brown speaking about THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY:

“To feel this vulnerable means I am alive.”  Indeed.

(If you can’t view the video here for any reason, go to http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Kathi Fura

    I absolutely love her book the Gift of Imperfection….saw this video a while back and had to get it. It’s a great reference for all of us who want to be able to moderate between our desire to be perfect and approved by everyone..and the reality that we are good enough from the get go…

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks for the suggestion, Kathi! This is my first experience of her work, so I’m excited to learn that she’s got a book. I’m going to see if it’s available at the paperback swap now! 🙂

  2. Denise Wolf

    This video was actually my first introduction to Ted Talks. Someone sent it to me as well. I loved it. You want to watch it more than once there is so much richness in her message. It also makes you wonder why her message resonates with so many people. You gave us a perfect example for why we don’t want to be vulnerable as well as a reason to be vulnerable. How can we live the life we are supposed to live if we are afraid to step into the unknown, to gather our courage around us like shawls and jump knowing that we may have some bumpy landings which will make us appreciate the softer ones even more. At what point do we learn that it is unsafe to be who we are, fallibilities and all, so we can live the life we were meant to live? To believe that in our souls that our uniqueness is why we are here. Thanks to those who remind us that it’s not too late.

    1. Leah Carey

      Wow. How beautifully put. Thank you, Denise.

  3. Catherine

    I really appreciate all the suggestion here..Thanks a lot for sharing..

  4. Leah Carey

    Thank you Catherine.

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