The first time, I watched this video because it features my lovely friend Brene Brown*. I’ve heard Brene speak several times, and she’s always just stunning…that’s the best word I can find to describe it. Stunning, and smart**, and powerful. This TEDx talk is no different.
But then I watched it again. And again. And again. And it’s now to the point that I watch it almost every other day. This is no longer because this is my friend’s talk. It is because this talk is mood changing, mind changing, life changing.
She talks about living a wholehearted life. But you really should watch the video to get it. Because Brene is just so funny and smart and engaging, however, if you want a preview, here’s a really good synopsis by Michele Woodward:
Brown calls worthy-feeling, connected, loved and loving souls The Wholehearted. Her research shows that what The Wholehearted have in spades is courage – the courage to tell the story of who they are with their whole heart.
- they have the grace to be imperfect
- they are kind to themselves, even when imperfect
- they are comfortable enough with themselves to be authentic, and forge relationships based on who they are – not who they “should” be
That’s a a good start. But there’s so much more. In fact, there’s a line in there that I’m working on having an artist develop into a piece I want to hang in Harry’s room. More on that as it develops.
But in the meantime, if you are a human and haven’t yet watched this video, I highly recommend that you do so. And not just because I love the speaker. Because it’s a must see.