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12/31/15
Applying the Science of Emotion
Filed under: Mentoring, First Year on Job, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 8:51 am

Scientists commonly do not applaud the embracing of emotion,
subjective judgments and intuition as they lack certainty,
measurement and facts, per se.

Brene Brown has convinced me to learn more about storytelling
and how it can be a useful device in coming to terms with our
emotions.  I liked learning about confabulations as being an
interplay of emotion, behavior and thought…Then, exploring BIG-
boundaries, integrity and generosity.

She was compelling when she described people’s bad behaviors
often baaed on inner feelings of low self-worth or pressure
or uncertainty.

Brown talks of forgiveness as not forgetting or walking away from
accountability or condoning a hurtful act.  It is the process of
taking back and healing our lives so we can truly live…It is often
not a quick and easy solution to a complex problem.

She clarifies the importance of expressing compassion and
empathy, but not sympathy.

A major take away is BRAVING as a tenant to increasing
trust.
         Boundaries - clarify what is ok
         Reliability- follow through on commitments
         Accountability - own your mistakes
         Vault - keep confidences and privacy
         Integrity - courage over comfort, right over fun, fast, easy
         Nonjudgment - open communication with feelings
         Generosity - of intentions, works and actions

A good read:  Rising Strong by Brene Brown.

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