Brene Brown Quotes

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So much of Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly focuses on vulnerability and the ways we can move past shame to forge deeper connections with the people around us.

No matter what part of my life I think about — friendships, parenting, writing — I believe my greatest periods of growth happen through a combination of self-reflection and the support of others.

I’m the type of person who understands my thoughts, both positive and negative, more thoroughly and completely when I have the opportunity to speak about them with others. I can articulate my feelings more strongly through the written word than the spoken one, but having the chance to talk and connect with people after I’ve written is invaluable.

I absolutely agree with Brené Brown’s words: “We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” Relationships with others, from my husband and children to my writing partners to friends I’ve met at my daughter’s school, truly help me to discover new ways in which I can grow and thrive in this life I’m so lucky to be living.

How do your connections with others help you find your best self?

Over the next month, I will be sharing some of my other favorite pieces of inspiration from Daring Greatly, both on our Facebook page and in our newsletter. (So this is a wonderful time to like Just.Be.Enough on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter if you are not already doing so!)



Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post for Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly. We simply believe her vision of a vulnerable, authentic, and connected life aligns beautifully with our vision of Be Enough.


About Angela

Angela blogs at Tread Softly where she expresses her passion for writing and captures the humor and beauty that weave together with the ordinary moments in our lives to create something extraordinary. She juggles her two children, her husband, writing and running while wearing high heels and lip gloss applied by a four-year-old. In addition to writing at Just.Be.Enough. she is an Assistant Editor at Write on Edge, a on-line writing community for fiction and creative non-fiction authors. Visit or connect with Angela on twitter @angelaamman.

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