Occasionally, I will come across a video or audio that is so powerful, I want to share it. That is the case with the video below of Breen Brown.
Dr. Ned Hallowell in his book, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, talks about connections being the most important factor if we want to achieve joy, success, and lifelong satisfaction. He notes that this is especially true for kids (and adults)with ADHD.
But how do we make lasting, authentic connections?
One of the factors, according to Dr. Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are, is being vulnerable.
Yet, being vulnerable is hard for many people. I know.
And if you are an adult with ADHD, this may be especially hard for you, as you have likely experienced plenty of negative feedback from teachers, parents, friends, etc. Over time, you may have internalized some of these messages.
This may make deciding to open up to others a scary proposition!
Is the challenge worth the effort?
I think it is.
Watch. Listen. Decide for yourself.