Ideas From Brené Brown’s TED Talk On The Power Of Vulnerability

In this 45 second PAREable, learn how embracing vulnerability can make you whole.

Actionable Do:

  • Have courage to be imperfect, to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.
  • Have compassion, kind to yourselves to learn to be kind to others.
  • Embrace vulnerability, what made you vulnerable, made you beautiful. It’s the willingness to do something where there are no guarantees.
  • Be authentic, let go of who you think you should be in order to be who you are.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t numb the feeling of vulnerability. One can’t selectively numb emotions. If you numb the hard feelings, you also numb joy, gratitude and happiness.
  • Don’t make the uncertain certain. It’s a vicious cycle of who’s right and who’s wrong.


  • Connection is why you’re here, it’s what gives purpose and meaning.
  • The ability to feel connected is how we’re wired.
  • Shame can be easily understood as fear of disconnection, “Am I worthy of connection?” and “I am not _____ enough.”
  • The underpinning of shame is vulnerability, that we allow ourselves to be seen.
  • Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort.

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Here is her vulnerably powerful TED Talk.

Until the next PAREable..

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