In this video Brene Brown gives a TED talk on an eternal verity: as humans we need connection to give our lives meaning. What gets in the way of connection is shame, the belief that if people really knew who we were then they would reject us. Those who enjoy connection in their lives have the courage to be vulnerable, to be authentic and to be truly their selves. When that happens connections are established and we find meaning and nourishment. This is the challenge for me and for counsellors and psychotherapists: to live a wholehearted life, to risk feeling vulnerable and to have the courage and the compassion to really connect.