Brené Brown's show is all you will need to heal your soul! Barely a month to go for the show to air! Excited?
Netflix has now become a therapeutic outlet, where you watch people tidying up homes and educate you about the basics of life, so it only makes sense that social scientist Brené Brown gets her own special show on the platform. The University of Houston research professor is bringing her wit and wisdom to the streaming service through a show called Brené Brown: The Call to Courage, which will premiere on April 19, according to Pop Sugar. It's definitely going to be all about empowerment! Since she's a research professor, she studies about shame, vulnerability, courage, and empathy.
Brown has also written five New York Times bestsellers and her 2010 TEDx Houston talk The Power of Vulnerability went viral and is one of the most viewed Ted Talks ever with about 30 million views. Brown's hour-long Netflix special was shot at Royce Hall in UCLA, where she dug into the topics of courage and vulnerability, and the link between the two factors. It'd be better to be prepared with Kleenex to wipe away those free-falling tears.
In 2013, she did an interview with Oprah, and her take on living an open life is quite refreshing. What is vulnerability to Brown? "Vulnerability is when my husband and I are on the verge of a fight and I say, 'Let's stop, because I'm making up this story about what's happening right now, and it's that you don't think I look cute or you're disappointed in me,' and he's like, 'What are you talking about?' And I say, 'I love you, and I'm in fear right now,'" she explained.
Do you know what courage really means? Here's what Brown has to say, "Yes, it's from the Latin word cor, meaning "heart," and so the original definition was to share all of yourself, share your whole story, with your whole heart. An act of courage was an act of storytelling, which I think is true. You know, I watch Super Soul Sunday, and I love when you talk about the ego. I call my ego my hustler. My ego says to me, 'You have no inherent worth. You've got to hustle for it, baby. How fast are you gonna run? How high are you gonna jump? How many likes do you have on Facebook?'"
"It's a scarcity culture. We're never thin enough, rich enough, safe enough. And you know—and I want to get your thoughts on this because you've looked in people's faces for so many years—I started my research six months before 9/11. And I would say that the past 12 years have been marked by a deep fear in our culture. It's like a collective post-traumatic response," she says, about living in a culture that measures people by the number of likes they have on Facebook.
Also, in one of her books titled The Gift Of Imperfection, she wrote: In the process of collecting thousands of stories from diverse men and women who lived all over the country — ranging in age from eighteen to eighty-seven — I saw new patterns that I wanted to know more about. Yes, we all struggle with shame and the fear of not being enough. And, yes, many of us are afraid to let our true selves be seen and known. But in this huge mound of data, there was also story after story of men and women who were living these amazing and inspiring lives.
On her website, she wrote a blog on how everyone has a story, with reference to the shocking news of Anthony Bourdain ending his own life. She wrote: The news of these deaths is 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.
People all around us have a battle they're fighting, one that's not out in the open for everyone to see. She wrote: To know pain is human. To need is human. And, no amount of money, influence, resources, or sheer determination will change our physical, emotional, and spiritual dependence on others. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both. Need is the most beautiful compact between humans.