“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.” ~ Brené Brown

Shame is an obstacle for connection, courage, and creativity. Shame is gender neutral, we all experience it. According to Brene Brown’s research, what grows shame is secrecy, silence, and judgment. Empathy is the antidote to shame.

Below are two videos by Brene Brown. Her Ted Talk on vulnerability and shame is the first link. Second is a short, humorous clip on the difference between empathy and sympathy.

Click here to watch Brene Brown’s Ted Talk on Listening to Shame.

Click here to watch Brene Brown’s YouTube video on Empathy