Brené Brown

Researcher. Storyteller. Texan.

This is the last week in our office for these two awesome women (but not our hearts). . They're both off to grad school for their MFA degrees - Sophie in writing and @reanie_beanie in photography. . I know they will both soar - I'm just grateful that working with us was on their flight plan. . Go forth and kick major ass!
Ellen turned 19 this week! My #tbt is this basket from her 13th birthday. . The girls complained but a couple of weeks later Ellen told me that one of her friends was mad because her mom didn’t pick up phones at her party. Hang up and hang out! That goes for grown-ups too.
I swear she’s half Bichon and half Ewok. #Lucy
Me: Look at this great old fishing boat! They even hung some bunting. . Steve: I think those are thongs. . Me: No! It’s . . . oh, shit. Thongs. Well, still technically bunting. Very DIY repurposing. #santorini 🇬🇷
When you laugh so hard at dinner your cheeks still hurt. Big love @taranajaneen and @heychookooloonks ❤️
Like many of you, I am a big Kate Spade fan. My first bag was a giraffe-print “Sam bag” – it took me six months to save enough money to buy it. I carried it every single day for two years. I still wear her jewelry, use her stationary, and love her clothes. . The news of her death was a cruel reminder about the realities of depression and anxiety, and about the dangerous stories that we make up about those “successful” people who don’t know anything about pain and never need help. I say dangerous because they’re never true. . Everyone has a story or a struggle that will break your heart. And, if we’re really paying attention, most people have a story that will bring us to our knees. . The rest of this post is on the blog. Link in profile.
Roshi Joan Halifax teaches, “There is the in-breath and there is the out-breath, and it’s easy to believe that we must exhale all the time, without ever inhaling. But the inhale is absolutely essential if you want to continue to exhale.” . We’re coming to the end of a family inhale right now and it’s been amazing. Totally fell in love with Greece! 🌈❤️🇬🇷 . Ellen and I share a love of photography as a gratitude practice - here are a few of our favorite moments! #thebougainvillea #santorini #mykonos
If we only understood that empathy, love, and compassion are not finite. The more we give the more we have. There is no need to rank order suffering. This is our free May download. Grab it today if you need the reminder like I do. Link in bio.
I’m so grateful for the outpouring of love and support yesterday for the @together.rising #LoveFlashMob . . You raised ONE MILLION DOLLARS in 9 HOURS. Y’all are amazing! . Thank you for showing up when love calls.
Join me, @glennondoyle , @elizabeth_gilbert_writer , @cherylstrayed , and @together.rising in a #LoveFlashMob to help children who have been separated from their immigrant families at our borders. . Today we are asking you to join us in raising funds for 60 children, ages 12 months to 10 years, who are being held in a detention center in Arizona with the goal of reuniting them with their families. . Here is what is happening: Our government has recently changed its policy about families who cross the border, and it is resulting in families being torn apart. Parents are caught in the criminal system, while their children are sent to different detention centers, often hundreds of miles away from each other. . Through the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, we are going to provide and fund two lawyers and two advocates who will be responsible for representing every child in the detention center in Arizona and every one of their parents. Their first priority will be to establish and maintain contact between child and parent. Their ultimate goal will be reunion, safety, and rehabilitation for each child. . Please give what you can today — small gifts of $5, $15, $25. Every donation matters. . Donate at link in bio. . Read more on the @together.rising page. . Thank y’all for always showing up with big hearts.
Thoughts on midlife on the blog today. . Link in bio. Couldn’t decide what quote to share so put up all three!
I ❤️ libraries! In fact, I love them so much that we built one for you on . Check out what's on my nightstand and on my bookshelves (by categories including parenting, biz/leadership, race/class/gender, and grief). Link in bio.
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