I think a lot of us can remember just where we were when we first saw Dr. Brené Brown’s Ted Talk and were blown away (48+ million views on Ted’s site alone!). That was many years ago for me, and what a blessing to be a student of the social scientist in tumultuous times. In this post, you’ll find favorite Brené Brown Quotes: Courage, Empathy & Vulnerability as well as resources for prints, books and more.
“I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation.”–Brené Brown
Pssst. Did you know she has a podcast now!?! Also, I thought she was much younger than me, and it turns out she is months older!
Brené Brown Quotes: Courage, Empathy & Vulnerability
But why? Why make space for all these words about cultivating courage and leaning into deeper levels of vulnerability? Because we all have work to do. I don’t care what your age is; there are ways we all need to grow.
It may be a small thing, but I can’t think of a single social problem in the culture that cannot in part be healed by: A CHANGE OF HEART, a willingness to get humble, a transformed spirit, a shifted mindset, and a long hard look in the mirror.
The Talk That Put Her Name on Our Lips
Best Selling Books by Brené Brown
Inspiring & Encouraging Wisdom Quotes
Vulnerability is Not Oversharing
A lot of folks hear ‘vulnerability’ and think it means spilling their guts or disclosing a lot of personal material. But that’s not it. Here is how BB explains the difference:
“Sharing appropriately, with boundaries, means sharing with people with whom we’ve developed relationships that can bear the weight of our story. The result of this mutually respectful vulnerability is increased connection, trust, and engagement.
Vulnerability without boundaries leads to disconnection, distrust, and disengagement. In fact…boundaryless disclosure is one way we protect ourselves from real vulnerability.”
Quotes to Pin About Trust & Relationships
Brené Brown Explains Blame
I love these short animated teachings and bet you will too!
Self-Kindness & Personal Growth Help
The Gifts of Imperfection
I’m not sure we can ever be reminded often enough that we are enough. But we are!
How Shame Shapes Us
Hand-Lettered Art With Quotes
Experience the Teaching of Brené Brown
Listen to Brené Brown’s teaching about trust taken from a poignant moment in her personal life as a parent:
If you don’t already have a Pinterest board devoted to meaningful quotes and words worth sharing, I hope you’ll create one and pin away!
Recent Quote That is Helping Me
Here’s what Dr. Brown told Gwyneth Paltrow in a chat last year about becoming more calm and less reactive:
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