Researcher, social worker, and terrific story teller, Brene Brown, speaks out on the aspect of vulnerability in relationships. In a decade of research, she studied men and women who faltered in their sense of worthiness – people who continually wondered if they were good enough. What she found was that those feeling the most connected and worthy were those who were the most vulnerable. For example, these people would say, “I love you” or risk doing something on a personal or professional level that might not work out. To them, living whole-heartedly was worth the risk of feeling vulnerable, for it led them to practice gratitude and joy and come to the final conclusion that who they are is enough. To hear Brene Brown speak on this topic, click here.