90 Days of Inspirational Videos – Day 52 – Brene Brown

Some people have a wonderful inner glow, Brene Brown is certainly one of those people. I first watched her on a TED talk where she spoke about Shame, I recall being quite captivated by her.

At a recent family party, my sister in law told me about a wonderful book she was reading by a lady called Brene Brown. The name didn’t seem familiar but from what my sister in law was saying, I thought she would be worth checking out for my 90 Days of Inspirational Videos. I was delighted to realize that I was somewhat familiar with Brene’s work and started watching interviews and her other TED talks. Every single one had something enlightening and empowering to offer, Brene Brown’s work is absolutely worth sharing, ooh and thanks Trish for the reintroduction <3

Brene Brown’s research has led to some fascinating and liberating information; what would you consider the most terrifying; shame, scarcity, fear or joy?

You’ll be shocked by the answer..

In this Super Soul Sunday Episode with Oprah, Brene Brown discusses chapter 4 of her book Daring Greatly, Cultivating gratitude and Joy – Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark.

Brown shares how in over 12 years of research she had never interviewed a single person that was able to really experience joy who didn’t practice gratitude. There it is again, gratitude, it can NEVER be over-stated, gratitude has probably come up in every video over the last 52 days as the key to creating an abundant, loving and healthy life.

Gratitude for the simplest moments is like rocket fuel towards happiness. You feel a glow when you actively practice gratitude, with the daily intention to practice gratitude you can literally change yourself from the inside out.

Brene began her career as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She focused her research on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. In 2012 Brown presented her first TED talk and went on to present two TEDx talks in 2010.

Through understanding the shame Brene has been able to identify how we limit ourselves and our lives, and has gone on to author 5 books and many newspaper articles as a result of her research.

Brene Brown Books

Women and Shame: Reaching Out, Speaking Truths and Building Connection (2004)

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (2007)

The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are (2010)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead  ( 2012)

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution (2015).

Now, to find out the answer that question, you’re going to have to watch the video.. 

Fascinating, powerful stuff huh!!

Hope you watch more from Brene Brown, she will surely make you question your emotions and help you undo the grip from those that limit you..

Until tomorrow my friends,





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