I am a big fan of Brené Brown. She has brought light to the dark corners of shame and started the necessary conversation about becoming vulnerable.
Her words are always better than mine. Please take 20 minutes today, order a good cup of coffee, and listen to her presentation from beginning to end.
Things To Be Watching For
Two major scripts that play in your life:
- “You’re never going to be good enough.” If you overcome that one, then…
- “Who do you think you are?”
Shame for women “Do it all. Do it perfectly. Never let them see you sweat.”
Shame for men is “Do not be perceived as weak.”
“Shame is an epidemic in our culture. We need to understand how it impacts how we relate to each other… how we parent our kids.”
“Empathy is the antidote to shame.”
“The two most powerful words when we are in struggle—Me Too!”