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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability. The Power of Vulnerability. Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others, to Break Our Silences. “Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each,” Paul Goodman wrote in his anatomy of the nine kinds of silence shortly after Susan Sontag penned her masterwork on the aesthetic of silence as a creative choice.

Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others, to Break Our Silences

“The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence,” Adrienne Rich wrote in her beautiful meditation on writing and how silence fertilizes the imagination. But against these fecund conceptions of silence stands silence of a very different kind — the oppressive muting of dissenting, divergent, and minority voices, imposed first from the outside and then from the inside. (James Baldwin captured this internalized oppression memorably: “It’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.”)

Lorde writes: What are the words you do not yet have? Friendship & Vulnerability. There's a Difference Between Privacy and Secrecy. Source: Photographee .eu/Shutterstock "Matt" came into my therapy office because he was depressed.

There's a Difference Between Privacy and Secrecy

He'd been through a lot in the past year, and he was in rough shape. He'd been a victim of domestic violence for years and recently got divorced. He'd been unemployed for several months, and despite many interviews, wasn't able to land a new job. After several sessions, it became clear why he was struggling to impress potential employers: He couldn't stop talking about the painful experiences he'd endured. He thought that telling everyone about his past — immediately after meeting them — made him authentic. Matt was convinced he was "owning his story. " How to Know if Your Story Owns You If you feel like you must tell your story to everyone — regardless of the time or the place — your story owns you. An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection [ TED Talk : Marina Abramović ] Fear. Self-Conscious Emotions.


Power. Fragility. Resilience. Forgiveness. Books. Inequality. Stress Factors. Personal Privacy. 19 Resilience & Adversity Quotes That Will Inspire an Empower You. Home » Resilience & Coping » 19 Resilience & Adversity Quotes That Will Inspire an Empower You Building resilience is an important part of growth and change. There are several ways to cultivate and inspire resilience in people.

A good start is finding a sentence that resonates with you. It empowers you, motivates you, and becomes a mantra you internally chant to yourself every day. Words can make or break you and can change your mindset. Here is a list of 16 resilience quotes you can start your weekend with: “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai) “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature.

. ― Bram Stoker, Dracula “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” ― Shane Koyczan ― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven ― Emil Dorian ― Chris Peterson ― Gever Tulley. How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection. The Power Of Vulnerability As A Coach. There’s a common conundrum that many coaches suffer from at some point in their careers.

The Power Of Vulnerability As A Coach

That conundrum can sound like any of the following: “I’m a relationship coach but I just got divorced. How can I coach people if I couldn’t make my own relationship work?” “I’m a business coach and I’m having some cash flow issues in my own business right now. How can I possibly coach someone on how to run their business?” “I’m a health coach and I just gained unwanted weight because I haven’t been taking care of myself. Does any of this sound familiar yet? There is a common misconception in the coaching industry that assumes coaches need to have their lives together. If you’re a relationship coach then you’ve obviously been married for 25 years and have the best marriage ever.