Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

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Here at LiveDifferent, we love the ‘straight-to-the-heart’ style of Brene Brown’s books and speeches. Her work has been such a huge inspiration to us as we’ve put together our motivational presentations this year, and we love this video that was put together for her new book. Check it out, and consider making it your own manifesto this year!


I created this piece for Brené Brown to invite folks into her latest book/offering Rising Strong. Look for TWOTP films from the book coming this Fall.Get Brené’s new book: a TWOTP subscription:

Posted by The Work of the People on Sunday, 6 September 2015



Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers,

than those of us who are willing to fall, because we’ve learned how to rise.

With skilled knees and bruised hearts,

we choose owning our stories of struggle, 

over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.

When we deny our stories, they define us.

When we run from struggle, we are never free.

So we turn toward truth, and look it in the eye. 

We will not be characters in our stories.

Not villains, not victims, not even heroes. 

We are the authors of our lives.

We write our own daring endings. 

We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame,

grace from disappointment, courage from failure. 

Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song.

We are the brave and brokenhearted.

We are Rising Strong. 


Author: LiveDifferent

Date: September 11th, 2015