Repost – Brene Brown quotes

I ran across Brené Brown some time this past year.  It’s quite possible that I was slightly hung over and couldn’t sleep.  I’m not saying that is exactly what happened, but it’s possible.  Despite how I ran across this video, it was incredibly enlightening.

So imagine my excitement when a friend posted this quote on my wall:

7. You need at least one friend who will help you move a body. No judgment. There in a second. No explanation.

I had just watched the first season of Downton Abby.  I immediately thought of the scene where the eldest daughter, mother and maid carry the eldest daughter’s dead Turkish lover back to his room to avoid scandal.  So for a second, I thought of that when I read that quote, but how could my friend know I had just watched this.  So I thought why not google it?  Up pops up a Pioneer Woman entry on quotes from Brené Brown.  Below is the post from Kristen Chase writing on the Pioneer Woman site.  I particularly like #6 & 8.  What are your favorites?

By Kristen Chase.

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it’s overrun by quotes. So is my Twitter feed.

And I admit that I’m generally not a fan of them, because in a way, I feel as though the time you’re taking to post, comment, and like a quote, you could be applying it to your life.

Although, maybe that’s the first step.

Well, this past weekend, I heard Brené Brown speak at Mom 2.0 Summit, and I found myself typing quote after quote as a draft email, even *gasp* tweeting a few because they were that good.

If you’re not familiar with Brené, she’s a researcher, speaker, and author of “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

And I can tell you after listening to her, I’m inspired. Not just as a homeschooler, but as a parent and a person.

So I scoured the #mom2summit hashtag on Twitter and rounded up 25 of her quotes to share with you. I hope you love them as much as I do.

1. We need to change what we say and what we allow to be said in front of us.

2. There are infinite numbers of do overs for your teen girls.

3. The most powerful teaching moments are the ones where you screw up.

4. Do you light up when your kids are coming in the room or do you become the instant critic?

5. If we own the story then we can write the ending.

6. Every time you watch the Jersey Shore, a book commits suicide.

7. You need at least one friend who will help you move a body. No judgment. There in a second. No explanation.

8. Midlife: when the Universe grabs your shoulders and tells you “I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.”

9. We have to be women we want our daughters to be.

10. Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

11. It’s no longer a question of can I do it. It’s a question of: Do I want to do it?

12. There’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there and letting ourselves be seen.

13. In our moments of most intense joy, we realize how vulnerable we are.

14. You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.

15. What would you be glad that you did…. EVEN if you failed?

16. We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.. Definition of courage: Tell your story with all your heart.

17. We cannot give our children what we don’t have.

18. You are imperfect & you are wired for struggle; but you are worthy of love & belonging.

19. Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.

20. Talk about your failures without apologizing.

21. It’s not about “what can I accomplish?” but “what do I want to accomplish?” Paradigm shift.

22. Think about what’s pleasurable, not just what’s possible.

23. Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.

24. You can’t dress rehearse the bad moments.

25. Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.

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