"Vulnerability is uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. It is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity." -Brené Brown

At the heart of authenticity is the courage to be vulnerable.

For so long, we've thought of being vulnerable and showing emotion as a sign of weakness. It’s not. It's having the courage to be our whole selves, leaning into the discomfort of our emotions, and recognizing the power that exists in us.

Only when we succumb to the idea of being vulnerable can we find our true strength and create atmospheres of openness and understanding of ourselves and others. Being vulnerable is yourself permission to be yourself — to be human.

Being vulnerable revolutionizes our relationships and how we live each day. By being open with who we are, understanding ourselves, and being vulnerable we’re able to confront and push through those tough moments in our lives instead of avoiding them.

Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure. - Bob Marley