Jenny Kurland

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To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

After a half-century of the War on Poverty, an anti-poverty agency in Ohio has concluded that decades of assistance alone just hasn't changed lives. Instead, it says, the ongoing breakdown of the family is to blame.<p>"You're seeing the same people come year after year, and in some cases generation to …

When Teachers Romanticize Their Students' Poverty

A TFA volunteer, enchanted by the words of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, learns that there's nothing glamorous about everyday struggles in the Mississippi Delta.<p>It’s one of those summer afternoons in Helena, Arkansas, where the sun is bright enough to wipe everything out in a glare of …

Are You Judging Those Who Ask for Help?

Dr. Brené Brown, a professor who's spent the past decade studying vulnerability, says that for many years, she received much of her self-worth by …

Study Skills

Why Brené Brown Says There's No Vulnerability Without Trust

How do you open up to someone you don't completely trust? Dr. Brené Brown, an expert on vulnerability and worthiness, has a one-word answer: "Don't." …

Positive Thinking

Brené Brown: "There Are No Prerequisites for Worthiness"

Where does your pool of shame come from? Brené Brown says many families pass down prerequisites for worthiness, whether purposefully and …

Positive Thinking

Why Brené Brown Gives Herself Permission to Be Uncool

Why does Brené Brown always wear blue jeans or a denim jacket? Pockets, she says. Brené fills these pockets with permission slips she's written to …

Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

<i>Finally! A guide to surviving. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of</i> Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, <i>shows us how to find a way free from the destructive voices in our heads.</i><p><i>By Brené Brown</i><p>You're in it. That warm wash of "not good …

Brené Brown: The Fast Track To Genuine Joy

By Brené Brown<p>I used to stand over my two kids while they slept, and just as a profound sense of love and joy washed over me, I'd imagine horrible things happening to them: car crashes, tsunamis. "Do other mothers do this," I'd wonder, "or am I unhinged?" I now know from my research that 95 percent …

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Set Boundaries

Dr. Brené Brown<p>As our calendars swell with obligations, it's important to recommit to one thing that can help keep us sane: boundaries.<p>The moment someone asks you to do something you don't have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability. "Yes!" often seems like the easiest way out. …

Brené Brown: How To Live With Uncertainty

<i>By Brené Brown</i><p>I'm currently trying to make some changes in my career -- and travel a lot less -- so I can spend more time with my family and explore new creative endeavors. I have no idea how this will work -- and I hate that! Which means I'm now compulsively polling my friends: What do you think? …

Brené Brown on Vulnerability, Human Connection, and the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy, Animated

In 2010, shame and empathy researcher Dr. <b>Brené Brown</b> gave us the wonderful and culturally necessary <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>, exploring the uncomfortable vulnerability and self-acceptance required in order to truly connect with others. In this charming short film, the folks of the Royal Society for …

Brené Brown: Why Goofing Off Is Really Good For You

By Brené Brown<p>A few years ago, I noticed in my research that wholehearted people -- my term for men and women with the courage to be vulnerable and live their lives "all in" -- shared something else, too: They goofed off. They spent time doing things that to me seemed frivolous, like gardening and …

Brené Brown On Self-Criticism, Judgment And The Power Of Compassion

"My stomach looks so bulky." "My job is stupid." "I'll probably never find someone."<p>We frequently hear people verbalize these types of self-critiques to their friends, families and even strangers online. In such a hyper-connected, self-obsessed society, this tendency toward judgment can be hard to …

Brené Brown Explains The Importance Of Laughter In ORIGIN Magazine

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine.<p><i>Interviewer: Chantal Pierrat</i><p><b>Chantal Pierrat: On your website, you have a business card that says "Researcher. Storyteller." And those are not two concepts that normally go together.</b><p>Brené Brown: Yeah, let me tell you something about the whole story …

Coping With Shame: An Open Letter to Dr. Brené Brown

Dear Dr. Brené Brown,<p>As a Latino, as a man, I have been conditioned not to talk about my problems (or my shame), and not to be vulnerable.<p>Dr. Brown, you write in your book, <i>Daring Greatly,</i> that we need to own our story, so I thought I would write you this open letter and share with you how your work …

Mental Health

Brené Brown: How To Be Less Critical

<i>The author of</i> Daring Greatly<i>, who's launching Part 2 of the groundbreaking The Gifts of Imperfection e-course, on why we should stop criticizing others.</i><p>By Brené Brown<p>First, the bad news: If you have a fondness for snarky jabs -- and believe me, most of us take pleasure in the occasional barb -- …

Brené Brown Shares A Story About What Happens When Saying 'I Love You' Doesn't Go As Planned (VIDEO)

Dr. Brené Brown has inspired countless people with her popular TED Talk on the power of vulnerability. Some learn to bravely embrace their imperfections, some experience profound healing they didn't even know they needed and some find the courage they need to live whole-heartedly and "dare greatly" …

How Brené Brown Inspired One Young Man to Say, "I Love You"

During <i>Oprah's Lifeclass</i>, Dr. Brené Brown shares the story of a young man who once told her that her TED talk about vulnerability inspired him to …

TED Talks

Brené Brown Breaks Down Common Types of Armor

If you turn to food, gossip or social media when you're feeling vulnerable, Brené Brown says, you may be numbing yourself to keep from getting hurt. …

Social Media

First Look: Oprah and Dr. Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Daring Greatly

Oprah is joined in the <i>Oprah's Lifeclass</i> social lab by <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW. Watch as they delve into the power of …

Positive Thinking

The Wholehearted Life: Oprah Talks to Brené Brown

When I first meet Brené Brown at Harpo Studios, where she's come to tape an episode of "Super Soul Sunday," I feel as if I'm reuniting with a …

Good Morning Greens

Friday is a dangerous day.<p>Friday afternoon, after a long week of words and dishes and more dishes and words… I feel very deserving.<p>I feel like I …

Kale Blueberry Ice Cream

Ingredients<p>1 cup almond milk<br>• 2 large frozen bananas cut into pieces<br>• 2 large stalks of kale (deveined and chopped)<br>• 1 cup fresh blueberries<br>• 2 dates …

Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie

<i>Photos by Rikki Snyder</i><p>Hi there! I’m Julia from <b>The Roasted Root</b>, and this is my very first post on Oh My Veggies! I am thrilled to be joining …

Detox