In this episode of Unlocking Us, Brené relates a deeply personal story about going into "over-functioning" mode during an emergency, and what this revealed. Listen in as she explains how anxiety is contagious and how patterns in our day-to-day lives reflect the roles and expectations of childhood.
What keeps you small? Brené goes deep with guest Glennon Doyle, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Untamed. In this snippet, listen to Doyle illuminate an excerpt from her book about a domesticated cheetah that became a metaphor for the lifelong training that keeps us afraid.
Listen as Brené interviews filmmaker-brothers Mark & Jay Duplass. In this snippet, Brené identifies paradox as a crucial component of their art-making. Learn how the brothers find power in their differences and lean into the discomfort of paradox to create indelible moments on camera.
Dr. Marc Brackett has dedicated his life to studying emotions and teaching us what he’s learning. In this snippet, Brené interviews Marc about the five areas of human life where feelings "matter the most." Hear Marc relate some startling examples and experiences to highlight these five areas.
Occasionally Brené hosts an "ask me anything" segment to take recorded questions from listeners. In this snippet, a caller asks about the rise of "fake news." Listen as Brené sheds light on the research about confirmation bias and critical thinking, and the dangers of a culture of fear.
In this powerful snippet, author, activist, and poet Sonya Renee Taylor tells the origin story behind the name of her digital media and education company, The Body is Not An Apology. Brené listens--uncomfortably sometimes--to Taylor's work around body shame, radical self-love, and social justice.
Burnout. We're all experiencing it and we're all desperate for a way through it. In this snippet, Brené interviews Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagoski about the whys behind why we get "stuck" in stress and the transformative process of moving through emotions to complete the stressor cycle.