Inspiration comes in many forms. With the amazing summer sun comes a sense of freedom, joy and many varieties of inspiring activities. A few years back at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) meeting that we attend, we had the pleasure of hearing Brene Brown speak to us. Her talk was incredibly inspirational! She discussed with us the power of vulnerability. In a much shorter Ted Talk (we really love these!!) Ms. Brown has a condensed version of the same topic. Click here to watch it! Courage, laughter and a bit of humanity is touched on here. We promise it is worth the twenty minutes!
This woman is inspirational to us. These topics are touching, encouraging and move us as individuals and as a team. Being kind to one another seems like a basic key point in being human, but how often do we forget that we first need to be kind to ourselves? One of her quotes that has much meaning is this:
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brene Brown
Inspiration by Ms. Brown on these topics of vulnerability, kindness, etc helps us remember crucial elements of living on Earth that sometimes get numbed. As she so aptly put it, “You cannot selectively numb! If you numb vulnerability, grief, disappointment… you also numb happiness, joy, and gratitude.”
This week we focus in things that inspire us, outside of dentistry. We know, *gasp!* no dental speak? Remember we are humans too, not just teeth loving machines 🙂 Share with us what inspires you? What creates gratitude in your heart? What encourages you to be courageous? How do you plan to spend your sunny summer days? Smiling? Adventuring? Traveling?
What is it that inspires you? Post below or anywhere on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @montclair_smile_design!