I’ve been using this TED talk in therapy lately- Susan David has come out with a new book and multiple social media outlets to share her experience with emotional agility. Part of this is emotional courage.
Identifying our emotions, thoughts, and story is essential to an authentic life, connected to ourselves and thereby allowing us to connect with others. I encourage you watch this (and maybe watch, and re-watch as I have!) and consider how you can build more emotional courage in your life.