My dearest friends Whatever that can be said about 2011, is that it was not boring. Most would agree that 2011 has been a year full of surprises, excitement and lessons. This year saw the crumbling of many institutions, world wide social and economic activism and sadly loss of lives in human made conflicts and in natural disasters. I greeted 2011 in my last New Year’s newsletter with much enthusiasm and hope, and I wasn't disappointed. 2011 has been a year of surprises, learning, discovery and growth in many ways for me too. As
Brene Brown is a "researcher storylteller" who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She says the the wholehearted have courage, compassion and connection.