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Quotes by Brené Brown

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Wikipedia Summary for Brené Brown

Casandra Brené Brown (born 1965) is an American researcher story-teller, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown holds the Huffington Foundation's Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work and is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Quote: Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of birds flying under cloudy sky during daytime
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Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.


Quote: Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of cat with flower
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Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.


Quote: Numb the dark and you numb the light. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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Numb the dark and you numb the light.


Quote: If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.


Quote: If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way- especially shame, fear and vulnerability. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way- especially shame, fear and vulnerability.


Quote: To be forgiven is to be loved. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

To be forgiven is to be loved.




Quote: There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they're worthy of love and belonging. That's it. They believe they're worthy. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of Brené Brown quote: There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they're worthy of love and belonging. That's it. They believe they're worthy.- black text on quotes background

There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they're worthy of love and belonging. That's it. They believe they're worthy.


Quote: Love is a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them -- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Love is a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them -- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.


Quote: If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can't equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we'll never show up and try again. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of Brené Brown quote; white text on black background

If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can't equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we'll never show up and try again.


Quote: Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.






Quote: We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as were meant to be. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache … The absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of Brené Brown quote; white text on black background

We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as were meant to be. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache … The absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering.


Quote: If we don't allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when... hard things happen. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If we don't allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when... hard things happen.




Quote: Hope is not an emotion; it's a way of thinking or a cognitive process. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Hope is not an emotion; it's a way of thinking or a cognitive process.






Quote: Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. I often say that Wholeheartedness is like the North Star: We never really arrive, but we certainly know if we're headed in the right direction. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. I often say that Wholeheartedness is like the North Star: We never really arrive, but we certainly know if we're headed in the right direction.


Quote: Here's what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now, not if, not when, we're worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Here's what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now, not if, not when, we're worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.




Quote: You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.


Quote: Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time.


Quote: You either walk inside your own story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

You either walk inside your own story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.


Quote: Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of black mountain under blue sky during night time
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Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.


Quote: What we know matters but who we are matters more. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

What we know matters but who we are matters more.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable.


Quote: To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.


Quote: Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.


Quote: When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.




Quote: There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
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There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.


Quote: I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of woman standing between sunflower field during daytime
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I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.


Quote: You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.


Quote: When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.


Quote: Yo can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Yo can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.


Quote: Get back up. Begin again. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Get back up. Begin again.


Quote: Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message if you're not alone. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message if you're not alone.


Quote: Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.


Quote: I love to take, process and share photos -- it fills me up. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I love to take, process and share photos -- it fills me up.


Quote: People learn how to treat us based on how they see us treating ourselves. If I don't put value on my work or my time, neither will the person I'm helping. Boundaries are a function of self respect and self love. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

People learn how to treat us based on how they see us treating ourselves. If I don't put value on my work or my time, neither will the person I'm helping. Boundaries are a function of self respect and self love.


Quote: Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment; it is the birthplace of everything we're hungry for. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment; it is the birthplace of everything we're hungry for.


Quote: Unused creativity is not benign. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Unused creativity is not benign.


Quote: Blame is simply if the discharging of pain and discomfort. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Blame is simply if the discharging of pain and discomfort.


Quote: I believe that feedback thrives in cultures where the goal is not getting comfortable with hard conversations but normalizing discomfort. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I believe that feedback thrives in cultures where the goal is not getting comfortable with hard conversations but normalizing discomfort.


Quote: In fact, all of us are very susceptible to having our humiliating experiences turn to shame, especially when the person who is putting us down is someone with whom we have a valued relationship or someone whom we perceive to have more power than we do. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

In fact, all of us are very susceptible to having our humiliating experiences turn to shame, especially when the person who is putting us down is someone with whom we have a valued relationship or someone whom we perceive to have more power than we do.


Quote: There is no intimacy without vulnerability. Yet another powerful example of vulnerability as courage. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

There is no intimacy without vulnerability. Yet another powerful example of vulnerability as courage.




Quote: Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit 'how-to-parent' strategies both seductive and dangerous. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit 'how-to-parent' strategies both seductive and dangerous.


Quote: He explained that unlike our other classes in the program, research was all about prediction and control. I was smitten. You mean that rather than leaning and holding, I could spend my career predicting and controlling? I had found my calling. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

He explained that unlike our other classes in the program, research was all about prediction and control. I was smitten. You mean that rather than leaning and holding, I could spend my career predicting and controlling? I had found my calling.




Quote: The laughter that happens when people are truth-telling and showing up and being real -- I call that knowing laughter. That's what happens between people when we recognize the absurdity of the belief that we're alone in anything. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

The laughter that happens when people are truth-telling and showing up and being real -- I call that knowing laughter. That's what happens between people when we recognize the absurdity of the belief that we're alone in anything.


Quote: If we choose not to get involved or pretend it's not happening, we're going against the very sense of connection that makes us human. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If we choose not to get involved or pretend it's not happening, we're going against the very sense of connection that makes us human.


Quote: The truth is, I'm a storyteller. And it scares me, because my training as an academic is that the more accessible you are and the more human you are, the less smart you are. It's a shame trigger for me to be honest. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

The truth is, I'm a storyteller. And it scares me, because my training as an academic is that the more accessible you are and the more human you are, the less smart you are. It's a shame trigger for me to be honest.


Quote: Then I tell my own story. The two things that people really need to transform is language to understand their experience and to know they're not alone. It's the combination of the researcher-storyteller part. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Then I tell my own story. The two things that people really need to transform is language to understand their experience and to know they're not alone. It's the combination of the researcher-storyteller part.


Quote: Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experience. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experience.


Quote: Vulnerability pushed, I pushed back. I lost the fight, but probably won my life back. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Vulnerability pushed, I pushed back. I lost the fight, but probably won my life back.


Quote: I think that shame is a universal, paralyzing, painful emotion. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I think that shame is a universal, paralyzing, painful emotion.






Quote: Lying is a defiance of the truth. Bullshitting is a wholesale dismissal of the truth. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Lying is a defiance of the truth. Bullshitting is a wholesale dismissal of the truth.


Quote: When failure is not an option, we can forget about creativity, learning, and innovation. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When failure is not an option, we can forget about creativity, learning, and innovation.


Quote: When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.


Quote: You don't have to be a mother to experience mother-shame. Society views womanhood and motherhood as inextricably bound, therefore our value as women is often determined by where we are in relation to our roles as mothers or potential mothers. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

You don't have to be a mother to experience mother-shame. Society views womanhood and motherhood as inextricably bound, therefore our value as women is often determined by where we are in relation to our roles as mothers or potential mothers.






Quote: When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world.


Quote: I wasn't really testing it on myself as much as I was learning from other people about what it meant to live and love with your whole heart, and then thinking, oh my god, I'm not doing that. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I wasn't really testing it on myself as much as I was learning from other people about what it meant to live and love with your whole heart, and then thinking, oh my god, I'm not doing that.


Quote: We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store, but unless we're willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives, we will never change. Never, ever. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store, but unless we're willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives, we will never change. Never, ever.


Quote: Courage is a value. My faith is the organizing principle in my life and what underpins my faith is courage and love, and so I have to be in the arena if I'm going to live in alignment with my values. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Courage is a value. My faith is the organizing principle in my life and what underpins my faith is courage and love, and so I have to be in the arena if I'm going to live in alignment with my values.


Quote: I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith.


Quote: We need to change what we say and what we allow to be said in front of us. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

We need to change what we say and what we allow to be said in front of us.


Quote: The two most powerful words when we're in struggle: me too. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

The two most powerful words when we're in struggle: me too.


Quote: I'm just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I'm alive. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I'm just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I'm alive.


Quote: But I don't think it's as dangerous, scary, or terrifying as getting to the end of our lives and wondering, what if I would have shown up? by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

But I don't think it's as dangerous, scary, or terrifying as getting to the end of our lives and wondering, what if I would have shown up?


Quote: We teach what we have to learn. It's been an extraordinary journey that I couldn't have done with not only the research participants but the community, the tribe that we've built of people who are also on this journey. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

We teach what we have to learn. It's been an extraordinary journey that I couldn't have done with not only the research participants but the community, the tribe that we've built of people who are also on this journey.


Quote: Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame.


Quote: As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out! by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!


Quote: I am a storyteller and a researcher, and I'm sorry the world has a hard time straddling the tension of those two things, but that's who I am. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I am a storyteller and a researcher, and I'm sorry the world has a hard time straddling the tension of those two things, but that's who I am.


Quote: That's really part of being a grounded theory researcher -- putting names to concepts and experiences that people have. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

That's really part of being a grounded theory researcher -- putting names to concepts and experiences that people have.


Quote: I can't even think of the right word, but it's not help. It's more like a prerequisite. I think connection is why we're here, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and belonging is in our DNA. And so tribe and belonging are irreducible needs, like love. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of Brené Brown quote; white text on black background

I can't even think of the right word, but it's not help. It's more like a prerequisite. I think connection is why we're here, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and belonging is in our DNA. And so tribe and belonging are irreducible needs, like love.


Quote: Social success is growing into a person that other people can depend on. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Social success is growing into a person that other people can depend on.


Quote: I believe joy is a spiritual practice we have to work at. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I believe joy is a spiritual practice we have to work at.


Quote: It's easier to live disappointed than it is to feel disappointed. It feels more vulnerable to dip in and out of disappointment than to just set up a camp there. You sacrifice joy, but you suffer less pain. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

It's easier to live disappointed than it is to feel disappointed. It feels more vulnerable to dip in and out of disappointment than to just set up a camp there. You sacrifice joy, but you suffer less pain.


Quote: Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language -- it's from the Latin word cor, meaning heart -- and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language -- it's from the Latin word cor, meaning heart -- and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.


Quote: Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don't exist in the human experience. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don't exist in the human experience.


Quote: When we give ourselves permission to be imperfect, when we find self-worth despite our imperfections, when we build connection networks that affirm and value us as imperfect beings, we are much more capable of change. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

When we give ourselves permission to be imperfect, when we find self-worth despite our imperfections, when we build connection networks that affirm and value us as imperfect beings, we are much more capable of change.


Quote: Most people believe vulnerability is weakness. But really vulnerability is Courage. We must ask ourselves...are we willing to show up and be seen. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Most people believe vulnerability is weakness. But really vulnerability is Courage. We must ask ourselves...are we willing to show up and be seen.


Quote: There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity... It's not about winning, it's not about losing, it's about showing up and being seen. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity... It's not about winning, it's not about losing, it's about showing up and being seen.


Quote: Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot tolerate having words wrapped around it. What it craves is secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you stay quiet, you stay in a lot of self-judgment. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot tolerate having words wrapped around it. What it craves is secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you stay quiet, you stay in a lot of self-judgment.




Quote: I think laughter between people is a holy form of connection, of communion. It's the way you and I look at each other and without words, say, I get exactly what you're saying. And so, it's important to me. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I think laughter between people is a holy form of connection, of communion. It's the way you and I look at each other and without words, say, I get exactly what you're saying. And so, it's important to me.


Quote: Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience -- ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience -- ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen.


Quote: Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.


Quote: Feeling vulnerable, imperfect, and afraid is human. It's when we lose our capacity to hold space for these struggles that we become dangerous. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Feeling vulnerable, imperfect, and afraid is human. It's when we lose our capacity to hold space for these struggles that we become dangerous.


Quote: Joy comes to us in moments -- ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Joy comes to us in moments -- ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.


Quote: I think a lot of us are multiple things that don't always fit together neatly in a bio box. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

I think a lot of us are multiple things that don't always fit together neatly in a bio box.


Quote: Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.


Quote: If you're not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If you're not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback.


Quote: When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of Brené Brown quote: When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.- black text on quotes background

When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.


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