We all fear to some extent being vulnerable. It feels uncomfortable. We fear looking bad or not knowing the answers. We see it in ourselves as being weak and think others will think we are weak if we show up being vulnerable. The funny thing is that when others are vulnerable, we see it as strength! When someone shares something personal that is painful, we feel honored. We feel trusted. (Assuming the share is appropriate).
Brene Brown - one of my favorite people, talks about a moment where she headed to the mall with her daughter and she was only going for a quick errand so she ran out of the house in sweats without makeup or a shower. :) Of course, She ran into two other moms in the store. Brene describes them as skinny, beautiful and totally put together. Brene was feeling not her best when she notices the moms (and their daughters) staring. She realizes that her own daughter is dancing to the...