CHAPTER 8THE TWO Cs: 
COMPASSION AND CONNECTEDNESS

If we can cultivate courage, compassion and connection we can feel ‘good’ and ‘enough’ and ‘worthy’ – we can live a wholehearted life.

Brené Brown, research professor, University of Houston and author of Rising Strong

THE POWER OF COMPASSION

We’ve already talked about the importance of vulnerability when it comes to building real strength. In fact, your willingness to show and embrace your vulnerability – your fallibility, your shame and your fears – is not just important, but vital to growth and resilience against all life throws at you. But there is another factor we haven’t talked about yet that is also a vital contributor to what we might call ‘The Andrex Effect’ – the importance ...

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