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The On Being Project

The Courage to Be Vulnerable

Brené Brown

The Courage to Be Vulnerable

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.

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    Brené Brown

    is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Her books include The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and most recently, Braving the Wilderness.