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886 Finding Courage to Connect in 2013 12/29/2012

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Dr. Brené Brown has wonderful advice to make your life more satisfying in the new year, though it may sound counterintuitive: Find the courage to be vulnerable! Daring to be authentic with each other can help us transform our relationships as partners, lovers, parents and colleagues. Dr. Brown tells how opening up, scary as it can be, can give life more meaning and joy.

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We often think of vulnerability as a weakness, but being open and vulnerable with those we care about actually requires courage and strength. Vulnerability can strengthen our most precious human connections.

Dr. Brené Brown has inspired millions of people with her TED talks on the power of vulnerability. Learn why striving for greater authenticity should be on your list of New Year's resolutions. We can learn to be whole-hearted and improve our relationships with family members, friends and colleagues in 2013. As Dr. Brown writes, "What we know matters, but who we are matters more."

Guest: Brené Brown Ph.D., LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her books include: The Gifts of Imperfection, I Thought It Was Just Me, and her new book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.

Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on, with over 6 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame, at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach. The photo of Dr. Brown is by Danny Clark.

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The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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Air Date Dec 29, 2012

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