With others, With yourself

BrenΓ© Brown’s Parenting Manifesto

This isn't just for parents though. The manifesto can be tweaked to suit all kinds of close relationships. It is a reminder that being vulnerable and authentic in our close relationships is fundamental to forming true connections. We can build others up by building ourselves up. We can teach our loved one to love themselves… Continue reading BrenΓ© Brown’s Parenting Manifesto

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Relatability is key to connection

I've learnt that relatability is key to connection. If you want to connect with someone on any level, you have to be someone they can relate to. But there is a difference between connection and making yourself unnecessarily vulnerable or giving away too much of yourself to strangers. For friendships and soul-bearing connections with loved… Continue reading Relatability is key to connection

With others, With yourself

Brene Brown: Listening to shame

https://youtu.be/psN1DORYYV0 This talk is a regular go-to for me. I listen to it whenever I feel a shame episode coming on or when I am in the full grip of one, and I always feel better at the end of it. Everyone feels shame. Shame is normal. To be ashamed is human. And to rise… Continue reading Brene Brown: Listening to shame