Our Fave Ted Talks About Vulnerability
Vulnerability. Let’s be honest, we’re all at least a little scared of the word. But why is that? Why is it so hard to show the world – or even loved ones – who we truly are and what we’re feeling? In these five inspiring TED Talks, we’ll learn why vulnerability is important, the power behind it, and how to achieve it in your life and relationships.
Buckle up, it’s about to get real.
The Power of Vulnerability
We all want to belong, but we don’t always think we’re worthy of it. So, how do we overcome this and step into the world of genuine human connection? For 6 years Brené Brown studied shame and vulnerability in hopes to better understand how they work. The result: an insight that will change the way you live.
The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage
Susan David grew up in a culture where positivity was expected, so much so that people’s true emotions were hidden. It wasn’t until later in life that David discovered the power of ’emotional agility’ that gives us the courage to practice vulnerability with others and come face to face with what we’re truly feeling.
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy
Emily Esfahani Smith teaches that we achieve a meaningful life – not when we’re ‘happy’ – but when focus on growing into the best version of ourselves and finding ways to serve the world around us. Smith narrows her talk down into 4 key pillars for a meaningful life: belonging, purpose, transcendence, and storytelling. And while you listen you’ll probably realize she’s also asking you to do one crucial thing: be honest and vulnerable with yourself.
Why We All Need To Practice Emotional First Aid
Psychologist Guy Winch talks about the importance of ’emotional hygiene.’ His argument? We should treat psychological and emotional health with the same care as our physical health. Instead of brushing off our emotions and our mental health, we should be able to acknowledge how we are actually feeling and get the help we need.
Listening to Shame
As a follow-up to her viral talk on the power of vulnerability, Brené Brown is back with a how-to on confronting the shame we feel head-on in order to live more genuine, fulfilling, and – yes – vulnerable lives.