"For Better" by Tara Parker Pope. Both combine scientific research with their personal journey making it "real" to the listener. Both have been very helpful to me. It's been 2 years since I listened to "For Better" and I am as grateful as ever for the wisdom she shared. I expect that The Gifts of Imperfection will have no less of a lasting effect.
I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy all my life. I have put a great deal of effort in trying to understand how the brain (mine) works, particularly over the past 2-3 years. The insight I gained from this book really stands out! I love Lauren Fortgang's narration. I highly recommend this book.
There is very little here that I hadn't heard/read/thought about before, but, somehow, Brown's take on each thing puts it in a whole new light. Despite her continual tauting of her credentials and years of experience (tedious and, really, not that many), she does have something original and insightful to offer. I will recommend this book to friends and family and will be listening to Daring Greatly, in the near future. I will probably listen to this one, again.
I will probably listen to this book annually. It has so much to say. I think the part that had the most immediate impact was her information about self-compassion.
The learning that perfection is not a goal in itself, as a one-eyed focus on that will foster a guilt ridden stressful life where you are always focusing on what others think of you and your performance.
No I haven't, but I enjoyed this performance.
My biggest takeaway from this book is that I need to learn to relax and rest in who I am rather than try to be someone else to please. But there are many other insightful things to learn from listening to this audiobook.
I *LOVE* the topic- the idea to let go of perfection would be so healing for our society to embrace it.
Yes- mostly written to get the point across- sometimes I felt like she was plugging her other material but I suppose that's normal.
I didn't click with the narrator. She sounds fake. I think I would have preferred to READ it but I didn't have that option at the time (in the car). The subject importance far outweighs any drawbacks from the narrator.
I still haven't read the print version.
Annoying, whistling, sibilant.
The author's ideas are really insightful and could be life changing if you are up to it. But you must be a little patient with the narrator. To be fair, maybe it's not the narrator, but the sound mixing that made it way too annoyingly sibilant.
Brenee speaks in common ( blunt ) language and shares her struggles with her imperfection.
I liked the Vowel guide to living
Many favorites. Hard to pick one.
I have enjoyed her book " Daring greatly " and this one. Both have been like an ointment towards healing from never good enough.
I am enjoying this book a lot. The personalization of the content and the topic of shame brings it to a level of REAL.
The author's authenticity.
Speaking to a parent group not knowing there was an underlying issue.
When Brene shared a moment of shame with her sister.
I loved the ideas and the steps to practice. I felt that I learned some great things to practice.
It was easy to listen to, and kept my interest.
The stuff about how to be helpful when others feel shame.