Brene Brown

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    A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
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    Anonymous comments? You're not in the arena, man. If you can't say it to me in person in front of my kids, don't say it.
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    As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We want to be happier, more loving, forgiving and connected with the people around us.
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    Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
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    Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.'
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    First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.
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    For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough. I'm enough. My kids are enough.
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    If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people's choices. If I feel good about my body, I don't go around making fun of other people's weight or appearance. We're hard on each other because we're using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency.
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    If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.
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    In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.
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    It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
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    Live-tweeting your bikini wax is not vulnerability. Nor is posting a blow-by-blow of your divorce . That's an attempt to hot-wire connection. But you can't cheat real connection. It's built up slowly. It's about trust and time.
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    Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance.
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    Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they're afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
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    My husband's a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can't raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.
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