Best of the Archives: Brené Brown Says You're Doing Feelings Wrong
Brené Brown has found that most people are only able to identify three emotions: happy, sad and pissed off.
In this episode we explore how better understanding the full spectrum of your emotions, rather than drowning in them, can become an upward spiral.
Brené Brown is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book is Atlas of the Heart, which is also the name of her HBO Max series. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 50 million views.
In this episode we talk about:
- Why she decided to map the 87 key emotions and experiences
- How she was deeply influenced by the Buddhist concept of the “near enemy”
- Why she no longer believes it's possible to read emotions in other people
- And why meaningful connections require boundaries
Content Warning: This episode contains explicit language, but a clean version of the episode is available at here and on the Ten Percent Happier app.
Where to find Brené Brown online:
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Brené Brown: Atlas Of The Heart (HBO Max)
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
- Susan David
- Mark Brackett (Yale Center for Emotional Studies)
- Christopher Germer
- Jack Kornfield
- Kristen Neff
- We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
- Near Enemy (Buddhism)
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