Shame, Vulnerability, and Body Positivity: Words to Live By

Shame is the most powerful master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

Isn’t it sad to think that there was a day you woke up for the last time feeling at peace in your body and the next day you were at war?– The Body Love Society

Perhaps the incessant need to figure out what will fix you isn’t working because you’re not actually broken. – Lisa Olivera, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous… Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. – Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. — from Glennon Doyle’s Untamed

Wear your vulnerability like a crown; whether it is made of thorns or wildflowers is up to you. – the poetry bandit

Regardless of how you look or how you think you look, you can feel good about yourself because you are not your appearance. – Lindsay Kite, PhD

Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love. – Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

Read the full article in the May/June full issue here.