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Monday, July 21, 2014

Own it! {New Commenting Policy}

I am almost finished reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. It is about vulnerability and how to transform ourselves by overcoming our fears to live a more wholehearted, connected life. 

This year is my year to let go of fear and to gain confidence, so this book is the perfect companion for my journey. 

In chapter 4, which is sixty pages long, Brene Brown writes about the different shields people use to protect themselves and ways to put the armor away, change the game, and build a supportive and engaging community. When discussing how to put down the shield of cynicism, criticism, cool, and cruelty, Brene Brown writes on page 170, 

"The fear of being vulnerable can unleash cruelty, criticism, and cynicism in all of us. Making sure we take responsibility for what we say is one way that we can check our intentions. Dare greatly and put your name on your posted comments online. If you don't feel comfortable owning it, then don't say it. And if you're reading this and you have control over online sites that allow comments, then you should dare greatly and make users sign in and use real names, and hold the community responsible for creating a respectful environment." 

After thinking about her suggestion, I have decided no longer to allow anonymous comments. Thankfully, I haven't had to deal with any cruel comments, but there have been many comments that I felt were inappropriate or not supportive of the atmosphere that I want here.  

It is not difficult to create a profile. In a few minutes, you can make a profile here

As always, I appreciate your comments and look forward to hearing from you. You don't have to agree with me. All I ask is that you are kind and honestly you.

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