I’m always on the look out for inspirational videos and I found one on the importance of being vulnerable at Ted.com.  Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW,  a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, after years of research, came to the same conclusion as I did that one needed to be vulnerable to live a fulfilling life.

Your emotions aren’t  like a faucet. You can’t turn them off for the feel bad feelings such as: pain, disappointment, rejection, failure, loss  and the like and only turn them on when you want to experience the feel good feelings such as: joy, love, happiness, success and other feel good feelings.

When you turn off your emotions to avoid the feel bad feelings – you numb yourself and when you’re numb, the feel good emotions as well as the feel bad emotions are both denied expression.

Check out her thought stimulating  video below and share your thoughts.


What are your thoughts about vulnerability and emotional health? If this stimulated your thoughts, please Digg it and Stumble it, you will make me smile. Thank you.