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Last month, I flew to Houston (prior to Harvey) to interview someone I’m honored to call a friend, Dr. Brené Brown.
We were together at the Women’s March earlier this year. We could barely walk a few feet without someone stopping us to say hi, snap a selfie or simply thank Brené for the difference she’s made.At the end of my life I want to be able to say I contributed more than I criticized. @BreneBrown Click To Tweet
Her work has already transformed the lives of millions. I believe her latest book Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging & The Courage To Stand Alone is a must read for anyone who cares about doing their part to create a more caring and just world.
This conversation will likely go down as one of my MarieTV all-time favorites.
We cover a lot of ground in this conversation, including:
- Why we can’t stay silent on social issues due to fear of criticism or getting it wrong (Brené has a BA, MA and PhD plus 10 years of experience and still gets nervous)
- How to stay brave and civil while having difficult social and political conversations
- The vital distinction between dehumanizing and rehumanizing — this is crucial for us to understand and practice if we hope to heal the polarization in our country and world
- Why we must practice “braving” if we want to stay connected to ourselves and others
- How shaming others you disagree with never leads to positive outcomes
- The 5 words Maya Angelou shared that have shaped Brené’s speaking career
And so much more.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to know.
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