I've just recently delved into the mind of Brené Brown. Pure genius. I've quickly recognized that not just her books but SHE is a gift to humanity. Her books are just the fruit of a decision to live wholeheartedly no matter what the cost. Her life story and research are the canvas in which she paints the human condition so beautifully. We are a fractured people desperate for love and belonging. The wisdom in these pages are certain to call out and rescue you from staying that way. Thanks Brené!!!
Opens your mind to a whole new way of seeing the world and yourself in it!
Well worth listening to multiple times.
Posting this after my 2nd read.
This book really shook me up and made me more aware of my own emotions and reactions. Made me stop and think how to alter my mood and perception of reality. Definitely a life changing experience. Every chapter is full of wisdom that is so well presented and easily conveyed to ones imagination. The author has a special gift. I am in full awe & appreciation of what I have gained through listening to this book. It is one that I will keep going back to at least once a year to refresh and tweak me back into a positive "head space".
This book was simply awesome in every way. The things she talks about in this book are incredible and super easy to relate to every day life. I highly recommend this book, you won't be disappointed!
I found Brené to be humorous, relatable and encouraging. All without being overly touchy-feely, religious or too "out there". I'm fairly self-loathing and cynical and I have been lacking the motivation to make some lifestyle changes. This really helped me strip away the excuses I was using and made me really think about why I couldn't follow through.
I love everything Brene Brown publishes;however, I prefer it being narrated by her. It seems to have more life, spirit, meaning when she is speaking the words. It resonates in a " flat" tone or energy when narrated by someone else such as done in this book.
I will buy anything Brene Brown publishes if she is the narrator.
Loved it! So nice to know we are not alone in our struggles. Brene is so relatable and makes a very touchy subject less overwhelming and manageable.
I really like how Brené explains that shame breaks our connection to happiness. She teaches us how to not be so hard on ourselves. I especially think women can learn a great deal from this book.
Currently, I'm about half way through this book. I did enjoy it up until that point, and a lot of Brene's insights really resonated with me, as a person who struggles with many of the challenges addressed in the book.
Then the topic of resilience came up. Without giving too much away, a key trait of resilient people is apparently that they must be "spiritual". Some time is devoted to defining what this means, and while she goes to some pains to make it clear that the definition is not limited to subscribing to some form of organized religion, she makes it clear that spirituality is a bit more than human-kind being more than our individual selves brought together. For Brene, the definition must include belief in a higher power.
As an atheist (and by the way, by all accounts a decent, caring, ethical person), I have no option for resilience as described in the book. I think that's silly.
At first, I thought I may have missed some crucial point, but the more I listen, the more I am advised that spirituality is crucial to my success. Not being someone who can adopt a belief system purely for pragmatic, selfish purposes, I guess I am out of luck.
As part of what constitutes a single digit demographic of the population, I recognize that I am well and truly in the minority here. I just find it ironic that what should be a feel-good, helpful book has sent me packing. Oh well...