Thanksgiving teaches us to love through honesty and vulnerability

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays because as a nation we’re invited and encouraged to immerse ourselves in the experience of gratitude. We’re also reminded to be a bit more aware of the many blessings that surround us each day. Of course, the scrumptious food and delicious love of family and friends doesn’t hurt either!

In honor of this wonderful time of year, I’d love to send along a little gift from my heart to yours in the form of a special Best Work/Best Life podcast – with my podcast partner Mo Faul – in which we talk about “The Gift of Opening Yourself to Receiving.”

In this episode, Mo and I get real. We share – in a raw and very open way – all about our own vulnerabilities, and the walls we now realize we’ve put up all our lives that stop us from deep connection, effective and honest communication, and experiencing the help, love and connection we long for.

We share, too, how critical it is to “get hip to our own trips” – that is, recognizing how we habitually experience fear, insecurity, vulnerability, and shame and the false stories we tell ourselves that keep us from the deepest truths of ourselves and our lives.

Take a listen here during your Thanksgiving break!

Episode 010: The Gift Of Opening Yourself To Receiving

I sincerely hope our sharing will release some new thoughts and insights within you about how to embrace vulnerability, see the barriers you may be putting up (often subconsciously) to protect yourself, and how to build a new life practice of opening yourself to more honesty, love and compassion for who you are, right here, right now.

And please join our new Facebook group, “Kathy and Mo,” and share your thoughts, insights and candid experiences when you open yourself to more vulnerability and love this week.

Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving full of love, compassion and the true gift of receiving. I’m so grateful for you!


This article originally appeared on and is republished here with permission.

Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an international career and personal success coach, writer, speaker and leadership developer dedicated to the advancement of women worldwide. Considered a “brave up” expert for professionals, Kathy is the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough,  and Founder of Ellia Communications, Inc., the Amazing Career Project and Amazing Career™ Coach Certification training.  Kathy is also a Forbes, Huffington Post and LinkedIn contributor, TEDx speaker, and top media source on careers, women at work, leadership, success and personal growth, For more info, visit and connect with Kathy on Twitter, FB, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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