November 21st, 2010
I learned so many amazing things at the Life Beyond Cancer retreat this past weekend. I can’t wait to tell you about it all.
The first thing I have to share is Brené Brown‘s TED talk. She came and spoke with us last night and it was wonderful. Her research is about shame and its relationship to vulnerability. She uses her research –– thousands of interviews with people about these subjects –– and uses it to think about what it means to live wholeheartedly. She talks about compassion and connection and belonging.
She talks about the valuable of vulnerability, the ways that our culture discourages us from learning to be vulnerable. This was particularly powerful at LBC, since she was speaking to a roomful of cancer survivors. If anybody knows how difficult and important it is to be vulnerable, it was us.
Please take 20 minutes to watch this video. She is a great speaker. As she says, a researcher-storyteller.
Here is a link to her book. Let’s read and discuss at some later date. Maybe a twitter book chat?
I can’t wait to hear what you think.
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