If we are to believe shame and vulnerability researcher Brene Brown, vulnerability can just about cure cancer.
The thing is, I believe her.
I first heard about Brene’s work several years ago. She happens to do her research at the University of Houston, and I happen to live in Houston. So I had visions of sitting down with her over coffee, sharing with her about how shame is a factor for those who develop eating disorders.
But I think (know) that she already knew that.
In her latest talk for TED.com, called “Listening to Shame”, Brene implicates the all-too-human experience of shame in the development of just about everything that hurts and kills us.
You name it.
Vulnerability, on the other hand, is a necessary ingredient in the antidote to shame.