Must See YT: Brené Brown

Some of you will remember “Must See TV”, the NBC Thursday night lineup from the 90s. (And with shows like Seinfeld, Wings, and Friends, it usually was “must see” for me.) Since NBC’s not using the slogan anymore, I’m appropriating and modernizing it to use for the occasional You Tube video recommendation. I hope they don’t mind.

In my Blissdom recap a few weeks ago, I mentioned that Dr. Brené Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, delivered a fascinating keynote address. Based on years of intensive research, she has drawn some profound theories surrounding connection, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness–all issues many of us have discussed on our blogs.

At some point during the address, I jotted a note that she’d done a TEDx talk, but I only got around to watching it this week. WOW! I’m sorry I didn’t do it sooner, both for my personal benefit and for the opportunity to share the link with you. It’s only ~20 minutes long, and I promise you it’s well worth the investment of your time.

As luck would have it, I found another TEDx talk that is slightly redundant but also contains some new material. It’s titled “The Price of Invulnerability” and is about 15 minutes long.

Both of these videos qualify as “Must See YT”, in my opinion. If you watch them, I hope you enjoy them half as much as I did!

Side Note: I spent the morning with my elders and the afternoon on the phone with a particular bunch of liars health insurance provider and am now wiped out. I promise to catch up on emails and blog reading tomorrow. That and a gym visit are the only two things on my “must do” agenda!

12 thoughts on “Must See YT: Brené Brown

  1. Thx for the links to this lady Cammy. I have not heard of her but I will watch over the next couple days.. not now, almost time for more sleep – after workout sleep! :-)

    As for those liars, man, I can’t get started on health insurance companies or all that goes with it cause it won’t be pretty!

    I loved Must See TV!!!!!

  2. If I were Nielson, I’d rate her high. I’m currently doing an online workshop on The Gifts of Imperfection. Love, love, love her work and I think the talks that you have posted are just top-notch and deliver such an important message.

  3. The Gifts of Imperfections: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. I seem to try to say this is my blogs and her it is said in so few words. So very perfect!

  4. Thanks for this. Dr. Brown and I actually crossed professional paths briefly when I worked in Houston (peripherally through mutual research interests and colleagues). It’s fascinating to see where she has taken to her work and the “women in connection” concept. If you are interested in the origins of connections theory (now called Relational-Cultural Theory), check out the Jean Baker Miller web site that is full of academic as well as consumer-friendly reading

  5. Thanks for the link, Cammy. I’ll watch it tonight.

    And health insurance liars. They must be right up there with the ‘long term care insurance creeps.’ I feel for ya–wiped out is the right word!

  6. Wonderful videos, and I’m thankful for pause buttons so I can take a few notes. She said some really profound things. Thank you. Good timing.

    Insurance companies … grrrrr. The concept of them seems to be one of service, but they behave like criminals and get away with it. (Talk about being vulnerable!)

  7. Cammy, I just discovered your blog tonight from reading your story in Woman’s Day magazine. LOVED the story and love your blog!
    Have a pretty day!

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