Did that get your attention? I sincerely hope so because even if you don't know exactly what that is, I'm sure you're conjuring up some kind of idea in your head and you're glad you finally have a word for it. Amirite? Well, even more relieving than that should be the news that I now have a cure for it! "A cure for hangovers, you say? Isn't that just an old wives tale, Keeley." Well, frankly, yes and no. Just like a Gatorade/Pedialyte can help that post-drinking punishment most of the time if applied correctly (ie: consumed immediately upon waking up), so can what I'm about to share with you, for a shame hangover. So, to make up for last week when I dropped the Keep.com bomb on you all, I’ve decided to post about something today that I will preface with a “you’re welcome.”
This topic basically addresses the tenets I'm trying to incorporate into my life philosophy and help guide the way I'm approaching my life right now (and weirdly everything that has happened to me today seems to be testing that... but that's neither here nor there). I was SUPER overwhelmed to write this post because I wasn’t sure how I could possibly give these two incredible videos the justice they deserved… but then I realized I don’t have to. The videos themselves do themselves justice (yes, that makes sense...?!). So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to give you just enough information about them to make you want to watch them and then I’m going to let the videos do their job. Cuz it's their job, dammit!
The videos are by the same woman, Brene Brown, who is a therapist/researcher/storyteller according to her... but according to me, she is pure genius. And I love her. Both videos are from the TED talks (can I get a "hell yeah" for the TED Talks just real quick before we move on? Thanks.)
The first video is from her first year doing "TED" and the second is from the following year when she earned herself an TT encore. They don't ask just anyone to come back twice!
If this talk of hangover cures hasn't piqued your interest enough to warrant your earnest viewing, I want to give you just a taste of what these VIRAL VIDEOS are all about in the form of a question:
Does being vulnerable make you weak? (Spoiler alert: the answer is NO. I just wanted to make sure you knew that even if you don't watch the video).
Most serious of seriouslys though, do yourself a favor and watch them. Now. I mean do you really want to procrastinate on being happy?
(Full disclosure: They are about 20 min long each. But she is funny and brilliant and you won't be sorry).
Lean into the discomfort, y'all!