Get your tissues ready: Brene Brown is coming to Netflix

By aoligschlaeger on March 21, 2019

Social science phenomenon and #1 bestselling author Dr. Brene Brown is coming to Netflix.

The Gifts of Imperfection author will release Brene Brown: A Call to Courage via the streaming service on April 19. The hour-long special will call back Brown’s megaviral TED talk, which encouraged audiences to embrace vulnerability and “whole-hearted living.”


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The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” . Over time, this definition has changed, and today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes, but I think we’ve lost touch with the idea that speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we’re feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage. . Heroics is often about putting our life on the line. Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line. In today’s world that’s pretty extraordinary.

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Brown is a professor of social science at the University of Houston, where she researches shame, empathy, courage and vulnerability. She is the author of 5 #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness and Dare to Lead. Her 2010 TED talk has racked up over 38 million views, making it one of TED’s top five most popular videos of all time.

If you can’t wait a month for more of Dr. Brown’s insights, you can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and her personal website.

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