Brené Brown is an American scholar, author and public speaker who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Within the last 15 years, Dr. Brown has been researching a range of topics including vulnerability, courage, worthiness, empathy and shame. Dr. Brown says that "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Her latest book, "Rising Strong: The reckoning, the rumble and revolution" is available to read now.
As a keynote speaker at the 2012 American Montessori Society's annual conference, Dr. Brown told the audience that Montessorians are committed to helping ground children in a deep sense of purpose. Montessori provides feelings of worthiness which is an essential train in our increasingly anxious word. Listen to Dr. Brown talk about the courage to be vulnerable https://soundcloud.com/onbeing/brene-brown-the-courage-to-be-vulnerable