Dr. Brené Brown, a researcher professor at the University of Houston studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong & love.

In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

She describes the impact of shame and fear, the power of vulnerability and the need for courage to be open to whatever life brings. As myself and so many of my clients identify with this, I thought I’d share it here. Grab a coffee and take some time out for yourself to listen in.