Presented without comment because I have to go change my shorts after laughing so hard I peed.
- Brené Brown
“…my wife and my three daughters? They’d rather me die on top of my white horse than watch me fall down. When we reach out and be vulnerable, we get the shit beat out of us. And don’t tell me it’s from the guys and the coaches and the dads. Because the women in my life are harder on me than anyone else.”
- Man at Brené Brown book signing
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
I recently came across these videos and I enjoyed them both. Carl Jung’s archetypes populate the book I’m working on and the documentary gave me some insight into Jung’s faith. The deadlift hurler made me laugh until I almost peed in my pants.
Enjoy the random combo. Or, if I know you as well as I think I do, go ahead and skip to the puking.
“Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging… of love.” – Brené Brown
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
The other night I was up until 3AM on a Breaking Bad binge. I got up at 6AM to make lunches for the wife and kids. Then I bought a four-pack of Full Throttle energy drinks.
One night I was all cranked up and having a hard time getting to sleep. I remembered hearing about this Bob Marley Mellow Mood drink with melatonin in it. I was intrigued, so I tried it. I liked it. Definitely mellows you out.
The next morning I woke up groggy so I hit a Full Throttle.
Noticing a pattern? At this point in my life, I’m pretty much an expert in altered states of consciousness, so I noticed it right away. Then my mind jumped to the obvious next step–consume Mellow Mood and Full Throttle at the same time, eliminate the ups and downs and reach a new plane of consciousness.
So, I’m going in. I’m going to drink a Mellow Mood with a Full Throttle chaser and see what happens. I’ll keep you updated… unless, of course, this experiment creates some kind of rift in the space-time continuum that sucks me into another dimension. In that case, I suspect I will be too preoccupied with important inter-dimensional business to communicate with the likes of you.