Brand New Brene Brown Quotes Have courage to be imperfect, tell your story of who you are with your whole heart. Authenticity: To let go of who you thought you should be, in order to be who you are. Trauma: of all the things trauma takes away from us, the worst is our willingness, or even our ability to be vulnerable. Shame: If we share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive. Shame: The fear of disconnection, is there something about me that if other people know it or see it I won't be worthy of connection. Connection: The ability to feel connected, why we are here, it gives purpose and meaning to our lives. Shame: What we don't need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human. Shame: The most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we are not good enough. Grief: We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach towards grief because the broken parts want to mend.