Do any of you know about Brené Brown? Not only is she a fellow Texan, but she’s a woman after our own hearts here at the MB headquarters. Brené calls herself a “researcher and storyteller” and we are all about what she has to say, so we gathered a few quotes we find of importance by her here. Let us know if you know of Brené or have any favorite bits of wisdom or quotes from her that we’ve left off in the comments below!

And if you’re unfamiliar with Brené, may we suggest watching her TEDx Houston talk on vulnerability? It’s one of the most five top viewed TED talks in the world, and it’s worth the twenty minutes.


 “Numb the dark and you numb the light.”


“Connection is why we're here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. The power that connection holds in our lives was confirmed when the main concern about connection emerged as the fear of disconnection; the fear that something we have done or failed to do, something about who we are or where we come from, has made us unlovable and unworthy of connection.”



“The real questions for parents should be: "Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?" If so, plan to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions. Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time. The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children. Perfection doesn't exist, and I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.”


 “Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.”


"DIG deep--get deliberate, inspired, and going."


Wishing you all inspiration and peace today.

Modern Burlap


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