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Daring to be Vulnerable ~ 2013-0911

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A Super Soul Sunday conversation with Brene Brown about her book, The Gift of Introspection, brought up these thoughts:

Since 9/11/2001, America has been in PTSD. After a few years of being afraid of terrorists from without, we have now internalized our fears.


4 Steps to Cultivate Daring through Vulnerability:

Cultivate Authentic presence everyday

  • Let go of what people think and be open to being you each day.

Cultivate Self-compassion

  • Let go of perfection. People work toward perfection not for excellence but to avoid shame, blame, and judgment.

Cultivate a sense of gratitude and joy

  • Let go of scarcity and fear of the dark. Gratitude and joy is your way home.  When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes forbidden. Protect your joy by practicing gratitude.

Cultivate a spirit of intuition and faith

  • Let go of the need for certainty.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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