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Camille Styles

5 Things I Learned About Conflict Resolution from Brené Brown

August 16th, 2018

Up until a couple years ago, I never gave much thought to “fighting well.” In fact, any thoughts that I actually had about conflict were focused on how to avoid it altogether. However, as I’ve gotten older and (hopefully) wiser, I’ve realized just how crucial it is for our most important relationships that we learn how to work through conflicts together, and come out stronger on the other side. It requires taking risks, getting uncomfortable, and being brave enough to let others see our true emotions – which is why I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject this month. As a longtime fan of all Brené Brown’s books, I was especially inspired on these particular topics in her latest, Braving the WildernessThe best part about writing this post was going back through my notes and highlights and being reminded of all the aha moments I experienced while reading the book, that were so central in shaping my ever-evolving approach to working through conflict. Read on for my 5 favorite pieces of advice from Brené, and if these resonate with you, I can’t recommend the entire book highly enough!

 

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  1. Hi Camille!
    I try everyday to get time read your blog since I have found myself loving your posts. This one I really like and I can recognize myself in almost everything. So thanks for sharing and can wait to read next post! x

  2. Caleigh says:

    I tell my kids (and everybody else) “You feel what you feel. Your feelings are valid. But what’s more important is talking about it and figuring out why you feel this way.” Even adults don’t seem to understand that every feeling is valid and usually if we talk about them we gain new perception on the world and how people think, which is such a useful to tool for communication.

  3. Stojay says:

    Over the years, I find myself getting comfortable discussing the “not so pleasant” topics when necessary. Running away from these topics only weakens one’s emotional strength. Thank you for sharing this.

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