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Brené Brown

Researcher. Storyteller. Texan.
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  • Such a tremendous honor to give the @utaustintx commencement address last night! A true highlight of my career. 🧡⁣
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To ALL 2020 GRADS: You have exactly what it takes to change the world.⁣
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It won't be on your terms or on your timeline. The world does not ready itself for our plans.⁣
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Our ability to live a life of love and meaning, to make the world a braver and kinder place, and to disrupt and reshape the future has NOTHING to do with the greatness of our plans – it depends completely on our ability to get back up and begin again when our plans fail.⁣
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We must be committed to getting back up and beginning again the exact same number of times that we fall, trip, or get pushed down.⁣
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That commitment starts now - with this crisis.⁣
⁣We must learn how to lean into our vulnerability, stay curious, and practice courage.⁣
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Get back up. Begin again. ❤️🎓❤️⁣
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Link in profile for the full commencement address.
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    @brenebrown

    Such a tremendous honor to give the @utaustintx commencement address last night! A true highlight of my career. 🧡⁣

    To ALL 2020 GRADS: You have exactly what it takes to change the world.⁣

    It won't be on your terms or on your timeline. The world does not ready itself for our plans.⁣

    Our ability to live a life of love and meaning, to make the world a braver and kinder place, and to disrupt and reshape the future has NOTHING to do with the greatness of our plans – it depends completely on our ability to get back up and begin again when our plans fail.⁣

    We must be committed to getting back up and beginning again the exact same number of times that we fall, trip, or get pushed down.⁣

    That commitment starts now - with this crisis.⁣
    ⁣We must learn how to lean into our vulnerability, stay curious, and practice courage.⁣

    Get back up. Begin again. ❤️🎓❤️⁣

    Link in profile for the full commencement address.

  •  76,798  0  22 hours ago
  • Join me and the @utaustintx graduating class of 2020, Saturday night at 9pm CST.⁣
Such an honor to deliver the commencement address to these amazing students.⁣
#40Acres #HookEmHorns 🧡🤘🏻🧡⁣
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PS Yes, That is my lipstick.
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    @brenebrown

    Join me and the @utaustintx graduating class of 2020, Saturday night at 9pm CST.⁣
    Such an honor to deliver the commencement address to these amazing students.⁣
    #40Acres #HookEmHorns 🧡🤘🏻🧡⁣

    PS Yes, That is my lipstick.

  •  31,715  0  22 May, 2020
  • As a sports fan I loved talking with Pete Carroll and Steve Kerr about the power of owning mistakes, resetting after failure, and why vulnerability is the heart of sport.⁣
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PS: I added my bitmoji to their logo because . . . why not? I like her.⁣
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Listen to the episode at the link in my profile.
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    @brenebrown

    As a sports fan I loved talking with Pete Carroll and Steve Kerr about the power of owning mistakes, resetting after failure, and why vulnerability is the heart of sport.⁣

    PS: I added my bitmoji to their logo because . . . why not? I like her.⁣

    Listen to the episode at the link in my profile.

  •  11,675  0  21 May, 2020
  • @ChrisHeuertz and I talk about the Enneagram which he describes as a "compassionate sketch of possibilities that shows us who we can become if we remember what our souls' created purpose was."⁣
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Chris's power as a teacher comes from his compassion, his deep understanding of how fear works in our lives, and his own healthy skepticism about things that seem too easy and too reductive.⁣
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Swipe to see two of my favorite quotes from Chris. And you can use the link in profile to listen to the full episode.⁣
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ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS: ⁣
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I can’t answer any of your Enneagram questions. I’m just exploring. ⁣
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Also, I don’t think of the Enneagram like I think of the valid and reliable instruments in the literature that focus on the “Big Five.” Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of those either. For me, it’s a useful tool for my contemplative spirituality practice. ⁣
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And, as a researcher, I think it has merit in terms of identifying the different ways fear shows up. I also think Chris’s approach is aligned with the literature on mindfulness - especially his writings on silence, stillness, and solitude. ⁣
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I think being clear on what it is and what it is NOT is key to understanding all instruments. ⁣
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    @brenebrown

    @ChrisHeuertz and I talk about the Enneagram which he describes as a "compassionate sketch of possibilities that shows us who we can become if we remember what our souls' created purpose was."⁣

    Chris's power as a teacher comes from his compassion, his deep understanding of how fear works in our lives, and his own healthy skepticism about things that seem too easy and too reductive.⁣

    Swipe to see two of my favorite quotes from Chris. And you can use the link in profile to listen to the full episode.⁣

    ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS: ⁣

    I can’t answer any of your Enneagram questions. I’m just exploring. ⁣

    Also, I don’t think of the Enneagram like I think of the valid and reliable instruments in the literature that focus on the “Big Five.” Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of those either. For me, it’s a useful tool for my contemplative spirituality practice. ⁣

    And, as a researcher, I think it has merit in terms of identifying the different ways fear shows up. I also think Chris’s approach is aligned with the literature on mindfulness - especially his writings on silence, stillness, and solitude. ⁣

    I think being clear on what it is and what it is NOT is key to understanding all instruments. ⁣

  •  34,412  0  20 May, 2020
  • It’s ok to need. ⁣
It’s ok to ask. ⁣
It’s ok to receive. ⁣
Dammit. ⁣
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Hard practice for those of us who attach our value to being givers. But so worth it. 🧡
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    @brenebrown

    It’s ok to need. ⁣
    It’s ok to ask. ⁣
    It’s ok to receive. ⁣
    Dammit. ⁣

    Hard practice for those of us who attach our value to being givers. But so worth it. 🧡

  •  157,627  0  20 May, 2020
  • If you know @jayduplass and @markduplass - you're going to love this conversation!⁣
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If you don't know them - you'll thank me for introducing them to you. They are brilliant, funny, honest and incredible creatives. Their book "Like Brothers" is an amazing read and listen.⁣
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You'll understand the Rush t-shirts better if you swipe to the video. It's a clip from Togetherness on HBO that made me love them even more. I can neither confirm nor deny that we memorized that routine in our house. 🤘🏻⁣
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Listen to the episode at the link in my profile.
  • @brenebrown Profile picture

    @brenebrown

    If you know @jayduplass and @markduplass - you're going to love this conversation!⁣

    If you don't know them - you'll thank me for introducing them to you. They are brilliant, funny, honest and incredible creatives. Their book "Like Brothers" is an amazing read and listen.⁣

    You'll understand the Rush t-shirts better if you swipe to the video. It's a clip from Togetherness on HBO that made me love them even more. I can neither confirm nor deny that we memorized that routine in our house. 🤘🏻⁣

    Listen to the episode at the link in my profile.

  •  13,942  0  13 May, 2020
  • Deep gratitude for nurses. This week and every week. ❤️
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    Deep gratitude for nurses. This week and every week. ❤️

  •  126,789  0  12 May, 2020
  • Ahmaud Arbery's murder is every parent's nightmare. Your beautiful child leaves to go for a run, a bike ride, or to hang out with friends and never comes home. This nightmare is a reality for Black families across this country.⁣
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We must demand that violence driven by hate and white supremacy is classified as terrorism because that's exactly what it is. ⁣
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We must demand that our country fights white supremacy driven domestic terrorism with full effort and funding. We must prosecute to the full extent of the law, and our leadership must take a unifying stand against domestic terrorism, rather than offering cover through dehumanizing policy and language. ⁣
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Thank you to @ashlukadraws for allowing me to use this image of Ahmaud Arbery and his mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones.
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    @brenebrown

    Ahmaud Arbery's murder is every parent's nightmare. Your beautiful child leaves to go for a run, a bike ride, or to hang out with friends and never comes home. This nightmare is a reality for Black families across this country.⁣

    We must demand that violence driven by hate and white supremacy is classified as terrorism because that's exactly what it is. ⁣

    We must demand that our country fights white supremacy driven domestic terrorism with full effort and funding. We must prosecute to the full extent of the law, and our leadership must take a unifying stand against domestic terrorism, rather than offering cover through dehumanizing policy and language. ⁣

    Thank you to @ashlukadraws for allowing me to use this image of Ahmaud Arbery and his mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones.

  •  106,377  0  11 May, 2020
  • I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to apologize A LOT over the past six weeks - which makes this the perfect time to lean into Dr. Harriet Lerner’s work on apologizing.⁣
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This two-episode podcast special is based on a course that @harriet_lerner and I did together on her groundbreaking book, "Why Won't You Apologize: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts."⁣
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When you listen, you can expect authentic, hard conversations (and one helluva role play) about making mistakes, healing hurts, and being brave.⁣
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During a time of deep uncertainty and anxiety - when many of us have struggled to be our best selves all of the time - apologizing has never been more important.⁣
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Listen to the full episode at the link in profile!
  • @brenebrown Profile picture

    @brenebrown

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to apologize A LOT over the past six weeks - which makes this the perfect time to lean into Dr. Harriet Lerner’s work on apologizing.⁣

    This two-episode podcast special is based on a course that @harriet_lerner and I did together on her groundbreaking book, "Why Won't You Apologize: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts."⁣

    When you listen, you can expect authentic, hard conversations (and one helluva role play) about making mistakes, healing hurts, and being brave.⁣

    During a time of deep uncertainty and anxiety - when many of us have struggled to be our best selves all of the time - apologizing has never been more important.⁣

    Listen to the full episode at the link in profile!

  •  146,044  0  6 May, 2020
  • When coaches DARE TO LEAD!

Vulnerability is the heart of sport. I love working with coaches and athletes.

I also love the focus on how we respond to vulnerability.

Are we creating a safe space for people to show up?

Thank you, Sir Stephen Hansen. Coach Hansen, High Chief Of Vaiala, is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former rugby union player. He is the former head coach of the All Blacks, having stepped down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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    When coaches DARE TO LEAD!

    Vulnerability is the heart of sport. I love working with coaches and athletes.

    I also love the focus on how we respond to vulnerability.

    Are we creating a safe space for people to show up?

    Thank you, Sir Stephen Hansen. Coach Hansen, High Chief Of Vaiala, is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former rugby union player. He is the former head coach of the All Blacks, having stepped down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

  •  25,358  0  5 May, 2020