Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

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  • “An ordinary life as become synonymous with a meaningless life”
  • You can’t hear what she has to share too many times and in too many ways and this presentation is another great one
  • “Love and belonging are irreducible needs of [humans]”
  • Research shows that: “Our capacity for whole-heartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted which is terrible but truthful”
  • “Vulnerability is the path to [everything good about being human]”
  • “Empathy fuels connection; sympathy drives disconnection”
  • “I know what is like down here and you’re not alone” (Empathy)
  • “You wanna sandwich?” (Sympathy)
  • “Sympathy is how we respond when we don’t want to be vulnerable”
  • “Blame gives some semblence of control even if it blaming ourselves”
  • “Blame is discharging pain”
  • “Accountability is a vulnerable process”
  • “Empathy is not scripted; it is about being present and engadged”
  • “Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection”
  • “Shame is I am bad; guilt is I did something bad and the outcomes are hugely different”
  • “Shame corrodes the part of us that believes that we can change”

Brené Brown: The price of invulnerability

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  • “equally fatalistic answers yet more creative”
  • “on the verge of bliss and picturing something horrible happening”
  • The fatalistic response if not universal
    • Is a symptom of the universal
    • We are losing our tolerance for vulnerability
  • “Vulnerability is absolutely at the core of fear and anxiety and shame and very difficult emotions that we also experience”
  • “Vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, of love, of belonging, of creativity, of faith”
  • “Perfection is a tool to protect ourselves”
  • “Faith – vulnerability = extremism”
  • “Spirituality is inherently vulnerable”
  • “We live in a culture that tells us at there is never enough (goodness)”
  • “We are not extraordinary enough”
  • “Somehow an ordinary life has become synonymous with a meaningless life”
  • “In our ordinary life in ordinary moments is where we can find the most joy”
  • Numbing society
    • Most addicted, medicated, obese, in-debt, adult cohort, busy society
  • “We stay so busy that the truth of our lives can’t catch up”
  • “You cannot selective numb emotion”
    • Numb pain, numb joy
  • How to recover
    • Practice gratitude
    • Stop and be thankful for what we have
    • Honor what is ordinary about our lives
    • The people we love
    • Play, community, nature (honor what is ordinary)
  • If don’t experience those good things, our reservoirs will be empty when the bad things happen

Brené Brown on Joy: It's Terrifying

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  • Joy requires gratitude
  • Joy is the most terrifying thing that humans experience
  • “When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes forboding”
    • “We try to beat vulnerability to the punch”
  • “I know because I’m fixing to meet Oprah, I’m going to die” lolol
  • “We’re trying to dress rehearse tragedy so we can beat vulnerability to the punch”
  • When happy people feel that, they practice gratitude to defeat that fear
  • “In a culture of scarcity, we are always searching for extraordinary when the truth is” (that we truly love the ordinary sweet things about our life)

Too Much Sugar Inhibits Cognitive Repair & Function

Via this study:

MetS as a result of fructose consumption exacerbates the deleterious effects of TBI on cognitive function. We propose a framework for a potential model in which fructose and TBI affect systems related to cell energy metabolism, which converge on intracellular pathways that regulate brain plasticity and cognitive function (Figure 7). Our results show the harmful impact of metabolic disease on the outcome of TBI with regards to mitochondrial biogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function. These data suggest that fructose consumption reduces neural resilience and may predispose the brain toward cognitive dysfunction and lifelong susceptibility to neurological disorders.

When will this be on the 5am, 6am, 11am, 12am, 4pm, 5pm, 10pm news?