In the spirit of LOVE and Spring Cleaning, I wanted to share this delightful video in which researcher Brené Brown talks about her decade-long study on vulnerability and the role it plays in our ability to connect to one another.

Brown begins by saying,

Connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives… You have to be willing to let go of who you think you should be in order to connect, and accept who you are, flaws and all.

She discusses the importance of authenticity. And reveals the one factor that separates individuals with a strong sense of love and belonging with those who feel isolated and unloved.

Essentially, if we want to feel love and joy, we must be willing to let go and be vulnerable with ourselves and one another. And to accept all our imperfections and know there’s no need to be ashamed of them. By nature, we are imperfect, and once we realize that, we no longer feel the need to present anything but who we really are. The second we try to present who we think we SHOULD be, we disconnect from our true self and from those around us.

I feel this is of utmost importance for us all to understand and apply, if we wish to live our BEST life.

For more info on Brené Brown and her body of work, click here.

For the link to this video and more information on this talk, click here.

If you checked out the video, what did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts 😉