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This book. I love. "You are only free when you realize you belong no place- you belong every place- no place at all."- Maya Angelou #brenebrown #audiobook
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” -Brene Brown PhD @brenebrown
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Many would be surprised to learn that I never took gym in high school because I was so self conscious about my body. That led me to graduating at 230lbs... After trying a year at UMass Amherst, I dropped out because let's be real, the town I grew up in had less people than that campus and I just wasn't ready. I took a year off and lived in my car, on couches and the high point was renting a hot water closet until my friend Jill's mom let me rent a room from her. I was a mess... I hadn't learned how to live just struggle. After a bit, I decided that I needed to change because I'm not the type of person who can live for the next party even though I was. I got a couple jobs and joined a gym. Fell in love with the stepmaster and aerobics and started to find the mental strength to persevere in other areas of my life... I got myself back in school and now have my masters among other accomplishments. The struggles were real and I could share many but it's time for my work out. "Don't judge a book by it's cover" Some have gotten new ones.
“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” ✨📖 ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
Recently I was told that my willingness to be vulnerable is my greatest superpower. I tend to wear my heart (and my art) on my sleeve, and in doing so I’ve been able to foster deep connections in the most unexpected places. Not everyone deserves your most vulnerable self, though. Share responsibly and watch the magic that happens when you give yourself #permissiontobehuman .
So much love to @hello_sunday_morning for sharing my journey on quitting alcohol 🤗 . #HelloSundayMorning is a movement towards a better drinking culture, which I support in every possible way. . I had almost 2000 page views to my website from this post alone and reached over 12,000 people with that number growing. This just proves people are making the transition to quit (or at least slow down) on the amount of alcohol they consume.... I will certainly be writing more content on this subject. Quitting drinking is a breeze for me, I have absolutely no desire to drink and I hope to help those that want to join ❤️ I would love to hear from you about what you would love me to write, so please come say hihi hiiiiiii 🤗🤗 . Wearing the happiest @thehappypeopleco 📷 @peterkota 💄 @makeup.by.marilyn
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path" Brené Brown #quote #brenebrown #vulnerability #sensitivity #tulipskeleton #hiddenbeauty #sadness #joy #life #beautyininperfection #beauty #towardsthesun #tulips #tuliplovers #flowers #flowerlovers #endless #growth #personalgrowth #photo #photography #photosoninstagram #art #artlovers #artwork #artist #minimalistic #orange #instaart #artistsoninstagram
I wholeheartedly agree. 💞 #brenebrown #thoughtofthedayandeveryday
#morninggirl #mood #butfirstcoffee . . . “Wenn Menschen, die wir lieben oder mit denen wir emotional tief verbunden sind, aufhören, sich für uns zu interessieren, uns Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken, in die Beziehung zu investieren und für sie zu kämpfen, beginnt sich das Vertrauen aufzulösen, und allmählich bildet sich das Terrain, auf dem Schmerz und Kränkungen ihre destruktive Wirkung entfalten können. Disengagement löst bei uns Schamgefühle und die größten Ängste aus - die Angst, verlassen zu werden, wertlos und nicht liebenswert zu sein. Was dieses unterschwelligen Verrat weitaus heimtückischer macht als so etwas wie eine eindeutige Lüge oder eine handfeste Affäre, ist, dass wir nicht greifen können, was uns so wehtut. Es gibt keinen Vorfall oder offensichtlichen Beweis, der belegt, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Das kann einen schier verrückt machen.“ Verletzlichkeit macht stark - #BreneBrown
Good evening everyone, one of the meetings I was present at today, we discussed this topic. I am always learning and will probably never stop to continue growing, extending my knowledge. Here is Oprah with Brene Brown talking about the following: “you can not live a brave life without disappointing some people”. This is so true, I can vouch for this and I have learnt this fact, unfortunately with a touch of disappointment, but learnt to move on. Any other thoughts or any experiences you could share in your comments? #oprah #oprahwinfrey #brenebrown #supersoulsunday #livingbrave #courage #tvprogram #wisewords #impowerment #influencer #wisethinking #rolemodel #smartpoints #learntobestronger #difficultpeople #handlingnegativity #enviouspeople #jealousy #smartwomen #businesswoman #cleverwoman #learnkindness #bebrave #listentoyoursoul #listentoyourheart
It’s late and hear I am again...reflecting, journaling, and sharing my random thoughts. Lately, I can’t seem to turn my brain off when it’s time to sleep; although, it may very well be the caffeine intake 😬🤦🏻‍♀️☕️. Anyways...my dear friend (shout out @wholeheartedrunner7 - who tends to wake up around the time I go to sleep 😉) sent me @anniefdowns new devotional (100 days to brave) right before the New Year and it has been such a gift. Yesterday-ish - if you are still awake at these late hours (day 23) she wrote about being in the middle of an unwanted season, but knowing that God has not forgotten you, your heart’s desires, or dreams...today-ish (day 24) she writes about dreaming big and having the bravery to dream. I have been telling myself for weeks now to “dream again” and I think that takes tremendous courage and strength - that I am reaching to find every day. When you dream and your dream happens, it’s a miraculous blessing. But... what happens when that dream is no longer a “dream,” it has been crushed, or taken away...to hope again?! to dream again??!! Goodness, that takes real strength. To have faith that God has a bigger plan, to believe that you are capable of dreaming beyond what you have, to have the bravery to dream again...this is the wholehearted living @brenebrown ’s research is about (don’t we all love her work💓🙌🏽) and most importantly, the level of faith the gospel is about. Christ our redeemer is capable of redeeming broken dreams and helping us see the greatest dream of our heart’s - to live with a mind set on eternity. Afterall, isn’t all of our dreaming really our heart’s ache for eternity - a heavenly place of peace, joy, love, and the complete perfection of all things. So, dear heart, take courage and dream again. ✨💓💫Now, time for a whole other type of dreaming 😴🌚
So go out! Let yourself have a little fun! Celebrate the fact that YOU are divinely created! As Dr. Maya Angelou would say, “Your Crown has been bought and paid for. You just have to put it on!” Wear it! #worthy #maya #brenebrown #oprah #celebrate
Also today, very much this. 💚 "What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary." #ralphwaldoemerson #integrity #honesty #truth #selflessness #brenebrown #donttalkaboutitbeaboutit #actionsspeaklouderthanwords #idontbelieveyou #sopissed #mamabear #firedup
“knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle” -someone Brené Brown quoted #brenebrown #emotionalhealth #wholeheartedliving #sanfrancisco #blackandwhite
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Finally cracking open this bad boy! Only had it forever. But now feels like the right time in my #life to #read this #book #risingstrong #brenebrown #bebrave #quote
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"A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick." -Brene Brown ___________________________________________________ I do it for the ones that need to know they're not alone... I get it. #CharliyMo #love #keepmoving #monalisa #iloveyou #selfcare #houstontx #fashionlifestyle #courage #life #happyme #lover #CharliyMo #brenebrown #30under30 #purpose #forbes30under30 #purpose #godisgood #godisgreat #timesup #goodlife #neverstopdancing
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage." 💙🐚💋 #followyourgut #comfortzone #seaoflove #naturelover
“ a good apology is not about you “ explains Harriet Lerner in her newest book Why Won’t You Apologize? There are many forms of apologies. There’s the pseudo apology, the blame reversing apology, the high stakes apology, the heartfelt apology, the failed apology, there’s the over apologizer as well as the non apologizer. There is lots to explore and much gets unpacked in Harriet Lerner’s insightful and honest book. Bring your questions to the live conversation with Dr. Lerner Wednesday 2pm ET Link in bio 🔝 . . . Since the series is #motherhood #letscreateavillage dedicated to offering insight and inspiration along the journey of motherhood, we will also be talking about how children learn to apologize. . Harriet’s bestselling book The Mother Dance will also be talked about. Lots to talk about no doubt! So do join us and introduce yourself and where in the world you are joining us from. In the chat room. 🎧www.JulieinConversation.com . . It will be a treat to talk apologies and motherhood with celebrated author and renowned psychologist, Harriet Lerner. Join us. I look forward to hearing your questions. 🌍 #ittakesavillage #apology #harrietlerner #psychologist #brenebrown #thedanceofanger #themotherdance #courage #vulnerability #bestsellingauthor #parenting #podcaster #lifecoach #livepodcast #womanhood #womensupportingwomen
I was introduced to this #quote by Theodore Roosevelt in a book by @brenebrown called “Daring Greatly” and it forever #transformed my #perspective 📚 what quotes or works #inspire you? #maninthearena #daringgreatly #brenebrown #enlightenment
As sensitive souls, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by strong emotions like fear. Here's a reminder not to let your fears overshadow your joy. . . . . . #StrongSensitiveSouls #inspiration #selflove #wisewords #selfcompassion #selfawareness #hsp #quotes #sensitivity #introverted #introvert #shy #youarestrong #youarebeautiful #brenebrown #joy #fear #overcomingfear
✨ Because personal development is the key to healing & success. ✨ — ✨For every struggle I fought through, for all of my growth, for “Rising Strong”, I am better because of it. ✨ — ✨ I am grateful for my journey because through it I found my strength! ✨
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“Joy is as thorny and sharp as any of the dark emotions. To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees — these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain.” @brenebrown . . . #newyorkcity #fifthavenue #instanyu #vsco #vscocam #rainyday #brenebrown
Be BRAVE. Take risks! Don’t let your fears become your limits. Find the courage within yourself to step out of your comfort zone this week. As Brene Brown would say, “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.” Live fearlessly! Much love! xo 💋💪 #hippiesoul #oilsandjewelry #malabeads #aromatherapyjewelry #diffuserbracelet #healthystateofmind #befearless #bebrave #brave #stepoutofyourcomfortzone #spreadyourwings #courage #brenebrownquotes #brenebrownforthewin #brenebrown #doterra #doterrachicks #inspo #wisdom #inspire #inspirationalquotes #anaisnin #positivelife #positivevibes #positivity
so often we’re told how important it is to love ourselves, and that we can’t expect someone to love us if we haven’t learned to love ourselves first. but rarely do they tell us HOW to love ourselves. well i have the answers (via sharon salzberg), people! or at least a start 🔅💛🔅
Happy National Handwriting Day! Here’s a little wisdom I picked up from @brenebrown ’s phenomenal book Daring Greatly. Where are all my fellow perfectionists and over-thinkers at? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ — #daringgreatly #brenebrown #brenebrownquotes #nationalhandwritingday #perfectionist #perfectionism #handlettering #handlettered #handwriting #watercolorlettering #watercolorartist #watercolorartists #handletteredtruth #handletteredquote
She always comforts me when no one is listening. #mayaangelou #brenebrown #strength #freedom #nowhere #somewhere
#deepthoughts #gotmethinkinghard We are all so guarded in our own ways and only let others see what we want them to see... what would change if we were vulnerable enough to allow others to see us as we are - weaknesses, failures, strengths and accomplishments? We meet others and give them a resumé of our lives- highlighting only the good. Nothing wrong with that but it’s not real. #vulnerabilityisconfidence #strength #brenebrown
“skill and choice.” . . . #brenebrown #quotes #quotable #truth
Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky. #brenebrown #daringgreatly #womenofstealth #coaches #strongandbeautiful #whoruntheworld #thinklikeaqueen 📸: @robrabouin
“I can honestly say that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen.” #brenebrown #daringgreatly
Practice your values vs professing them! . . . . #values #speaker #author #brenebrown #integrity
I finally finished this amazing book on my trip. Oh YA’LL, THIS BOOK. I don’t even know where to start! This book, along with “Book of Joy” (by Dalia Lama and Desmond Tutu) have been life-changing to me in the last few months. I’m so grateful for gifted writers who can so eloquently express their thoughts, emotions, or research to help us all see more clearly in this foggy world. . Sometimes it can be hard to see the truth through all the bullsh## that is being thrown around these days. I am grateful for voices like @brenebrown who show us there is a way to address the hate in this world without becoming hateful ourselves. A way to find a true sense of belonging in a culture that is increasingly becoming split into tribal factions. I’m telling you friends, if you haven’t picked up a copy of this beauty, DO IT SOON! I believe you will find hope and encouragement and courage to be your true self in these pages. If you’ve already read it, I’d love to know your thoughts. #Sosososogood #BravingTheWilderness #brenebrown
This is one of the most encouraging and nourishing and uplifting books that I’ve read in quite some time. 📚 #Life #authenticity #growth #wholehearted #wholeheartedliving #brenebrown #dontwantittoend #momlife #pilotwife #imperfect #whoiam #joy #gratitude #peace #selflove ps-I’m pretty sure my library hates me because I’ve been holding onto this gem since November 😬 #nofines
🙋🏽‍♀️Dear Cen Cal Creative Women!!! (STOP that scroll!) 📣Mark your planners for this Saturday night! . ❤️ @therawwnetwork has gathered THE MOST A-Mazing Speakers and Brands to pamper & Inspire You! . *🛀🏾There is even an hour JUST for the pampering! . 🎟You can get Tix through @therawwnetwork , only 2 days left to grab ‘em. Hope you can make it out! . 🧖🏽‍♀️This will be a night of recharge & relaxation! So bring a friend. . #fresnoevents #dreamersthatdopodcast #findyourwhy #findyourpurpose #enneagram #brenebrown #emotionalhealth #emotionalhealing
Anyone else ever experience this? I remind myself: “I’m always EXACTLY where I need to be. I am ALWAYS in sync with perfect, divine timing (& in the words of Yoda) ‘For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is’”✨ #nomofomo Thank you @broadcity & @brenebrown for the valuable lessons in #fomo ♥️🙏 photo from laragwynnutrition.com
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a quote that more accurately describes my emotions about being a foster mom. It is a joy- a terrifying, heartbreaking, messy, unpredictable joy.
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