The power of vulnerability

Posted: March 18, 2016 in Uncategorized, Videos
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I watched this video several years ago, after it was suggested to me by the counselor I was seeing at the time. My appointment was in the middle of the day so I came back to work following my session and just had to watch it right away. I’d never heard of Brene Brown, but while watching this video I felt like she knew me.

If you have not seen this I highly recommend you do, it is well-worth 20 minutes of your time and trust me, if you deal with shame (which all of us with TTM certainly do), this will make you feel a lot better. Brown breaks down how and why we feel shame, the cycle — we feel unworthy so we feel shame, then we numb ourselves with vices and get depressed, which leads to more shame. Sound familiar? But some people have harnessed their own vulnerability . . . and we can learn from them.

I had been having a particularly rough time yesterday with my appearance, it seems I’ll always struggle with that, so I watched it again.

This video inspires me to allow myself to be human. Imperfections and all. I hope this brightens your day.

Peaceful hands.

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