Several weeks ago Brene Brown debuted her new book, Daring Greatly, in Houston & I was so stoked to get tickets to watch her speak about the book. I’ve been a fan of her work since last year when I was introduced to her in the Pathfinder course & then took her Ordinary Courage E-course last fall, where I was introduced to her other books. The work & research that Brene is doing is really opening up a discussion among so many people about the role of shame & guilt in our society, and how it impacts our relationships & thought process.
The party was quite the event- with lots of delicious foods & Brene even stayed after the event to sign copies of her book. There were several hundred people in attendance & everybody was so excited to be there & hear Brene speak.
Brene message about living an authentic & wholehearted life gained traction after her TED talks (still one of the most watched TED videos of all time), and she’s spoke at numerous conferences around the world sharing her fascinating research into how we talk to ourselves & interact with others. She is a fabulous speaker- funny & entertaining, but always sharing the powerful message of how we can break through the emotions of shame that so often control our attitudes and actions.
Her presentation was a brief overview on her book, which builds on her previous shame research, but goes on to talk about how we can live a wholehearted life, full of bold courage, and develop deeply rewarding relationships with others.
She touched on so many topics that have really been on my heart+head lately & I can not wait to read her book. It was going to be my October book, but I think we maybe using it in a group book study early next year, so I’m holding off, but really tempted, to read it. There are so many powerful & transformational ideas that Brene is sharing, and I’m so thrilled that she’s reaching such a wide audience to engage the entire country in a discussion on authenticity & wholehearted living.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: So glad to be home after a long week- 8 flights since Tuesday! I’ll be lazing around (after my 21 mile training run tomorrow).