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,