All posts in " Brene Brown "

Loving well in a traumatized world

By Dave Henning / February 4, 2023

“The way to loving well in a traumatized world requires a level of compassionate self-confrontation deep enough to face ourselves, which in turn enables us to relate differently to others.  In short, the person we must learn to love is ourselves, primarily. . . .  We are called to open ourselves to the healing available […]


Combat loneliness – first identify it

By Dave Henning / November 28, 2021

“To combat loneliness, we must first learn to identify it and to have the courage to see that experience as a warning sign.”- Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness (2014) In Chapter 4 (“The Well-Kept Secret”) of Transforming Loneliness, Ruth Graham cites author and researcher Francie Hart Broghammer.  Francie notes that many factors combine to drive […]


Recognize pain – or deny our emotion

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2020

“Most of us were not taught how to recognize pain, name it, and be with it.  But what we know now is that when we deny our emotion, it owns us.  When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.”- Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness “My heart pounds in […]


Personal growth – a journey, not an event

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2020

“Personal growth is a journey, not an event.  It’s a becoming.  As author Brene Brown writes, ‘Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.’  Let’s be brave together, friend.”- Aundi Kolber In Chapter 1 (“But How Long Will It Take?”) of Try Softer, Aundi Kolber […]


Relevance as an excuse to compromise?

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2020

” . . . we must never use relevance as an excuse to compromise. . . .  adjusting your lifestyle is not equal to walking humbly and purely before God.  There is a realm of intimacy with God based solely on the access to your heart you provide to God.  Self-awareness can be difficult.  We […]

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