Brené Brown TED Talk: Listening to Shame

I just wanted to share this wonderful Brene Brown video. It’s a follow-up to her much-loved TED talk on vulnerability.

The whole video is about 20 minutes and well worth listening to, but here is what I found most essential:

Shame as she refers to it is the feeling that tells a person they are bad. This is different than guilt, which says they’ve done something bad but can do better.

And there is a HUGE correlation between shame and addiction, depression, violence, bullying, eating disorders and I would imagine most types of self-abusive behavior.

Also, I love the way she refers to her midlife nervous breakdown as a “spiritual awakening”.

For anyone interested in hearing more, I’ve heard from several friends her book is wonderful.

With much love,



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