Vulnerability – Episode 41

Do you fear that being vulnerable with your loved ones will be perceived as a sign of weakness? Do you tend to avoid discussing your own feelings? Do you try to cover up your flaws? Do you often take other people's inventory?
Brené Brown says “vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage”. What do you think about this? Do you gain trust when someone else is vulnerable? Stick with us as we talk about vulnerability.

What is vulnerability?
How do you feel about being vulnerable? What is your fear around it?
How is this different from how you felt about vulnerability before the program?
Do you think being vulnerable is good? Why?
Does others’ vulnerability increase your trust in them?
Do you find that others trust you more when you exhibit vulnerability?
How do you exhibit vulnerability in your day to day life?
How has recovery helped you to be more vulnerable?
Google Voice mail from Christina (9/10)
When you are vulnerable today, do you just never get hurt?
How do you handle pain and disappointment while remaining vulnerable?
How do you know when you’re avoiding vulnerability?
Should you always be vulnerable or only around certain people or in certain situations? Why or why not?

Our topic for next week is living full, rich lives in recovery. Does a life in recovery sound limiting? Are you unsure what activities, events, etc from your previous life will fit into your new life of recovery? Does living a rich full life sound selfish when your loved ones are still suffering from addiction? What tools have your learned that allow you to live your own life today? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

Music from the show

Florence and the Machine: Girl With One Eye

John Hiatt: Have a Little Faith in Me

Fiona Apple: Criminal

 Other stuff

We played a clip from this On Being interview with Brené Brown. If you haven't, you absolutely should listen to her TED talk:

Spencer found an analogy between Nirvana and our show in this episode of All Songs Considered. If you're a fan of Nirvana, listen to Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic talk about how they recorded In Utero and also about music in general.


2 comments on “Vulnerability – Episode 41

  1. Karla E. says:

    AFRO!!!! LOL… love it!! thank you

  2. Tom F. says:

    Vulnerability is a great topic. What I heard is- vulnerability is good. O.K. i get that.

    Can you do a podcast – or several- on fear? That would be a good topic I think.


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