When was the last time you put yourself out there and risked being completely vulnerable? This was a question Brene’ Brown asked at the Texas Conference for Women, where I had the honor to speak about harnessing the power of resilience. I often talk about vulnerability and courage because I believe they lie at the heart of resilience. My journey started with my son, Evan.
Are you living your life on purpose or do you spend most of your time reacting? If you’ve ever looked at your caller ID, only to see a number that makes your stomach drop, you are reacting. If you have ever seen someone walking down the hall and you consciously chose to avoid this person, you are reacting. Life is full of emotional and potentially stressful situations. How we respond to those situations as they arise has a profound an effect on our productivity, relationships, and health.
While we have all seen the headlines, what we don’t hear are the stories of the millions of non-celebrities suffering. The only thing worse than struggling with a mental health issue is trying to convince people it’s real. I share our story and ways that you can help yourself and others as a way to let people know they are not alone.