The power of vulnerability and a stance on coconut oil
In this week's episode, we share our recommendations for what to read, watch, listen to, and follow this month. We also discuss the power of vulnerability and Maggie shares her perspective on the coconut oil phenomenon.
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What you’ll hear:
- What we’re reading, watching, listening to, and following this month.
- How we define vulnerability.
- The effect of shame and fear on our willingness to be vulnerable.
- The crutches we lean on to protect ourselves in the context of vulnerability.
- The benefits of vulnerability on social, emotional, and spiritual health.
- Why coconut oil may not be the miracle food you've heard it is.
Can I quote you on that?
- “What we all desire, at the deepest level, is to be known. To be actually, fully known for who we really are, and to be loved as we’re known.” - Jacey
- “Our instinct to protect ourselves is constantly challenging that courage to be vulnerable.” - Jacey
- “I didn’t want to let people into my hurt, and the result was that the pain I was going through and the insecurity I was suffering from lasted a lot longer than they should have.” - Maggie
- “In marriage you have daily opportunities to engage or disengage.” - Jacey
- “If you have ever had a moment where someone is loving you at your worst, I don’t think you need to be convinced of the power of vulnerability.” - Maggie
- “The desire for intimacy has to be greater than the fear of rejection.” - Jacey
- “To give people the chance to run away and see them stay- it’s humbling, it's emotional, its awe-inspiring.” - Maggie
- “We are designed to live life in community…and I don’t think you can do that without vulnerability” - Maggie
- The Year of Magical Thinking
- Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
- "Missed Connections for A-holes"
- Nate Ruess: "Nothing without love"
- Rachael Kincaid: Instagram and Twitter
- Hot Dudes Reading
- Brené Brown: Daring Greatly and Ted Talk
- Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
- Seth Godin: "I just made a fool of myself"
Thoughts, questions, comments?
- Find Around the Table on Instagram or Twitter, or leave a comment below.
- Maggie on Instagram, Twitter, and her blog
- Jacey on Instagram, Twitter and her blog
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