I'm embracing who I am. this is not new information to anyone who has been on a spiritual journey; but if your stuck in life, been abused, divorced, over 50 and only lived for your children and the white lie our society blankets you with, if your super wealthy (they tend to be totally bonkers) you might need this book. I did gain some insights as with anyone who is introspective and looking to apply growth, but it's not my cup of tea
I haven’t read the book all the way because I couldn’t connect with the author. She is a workaholic which always gives 120%, which seems like a non-issue and a humblebrag, it doesn’t help my feeling of inferiority because I’m often lazy and don’t achieve much.
The book seems to invent a lot od new terms like “wholeheartedness” which I don’t understand and they don’t justify their existence in my opinion. The advice in the book just isn’t that practical for me.
Tough love. We (Americans) live in a nation that doesn't know the value of self-love and vulnerability. It's "work like hell and then keep working; no time for me." But it's the truest life. I'm just starting out learning these concepts and they feel pretty scary. Thank you, Brene, for living authentically and sharing your life with the world. We all need your story.
I absolutely loved and highly recommend
this book! There were numerous times throughout the book that Mr. Brown's thoughts and feelings really hit home. I felt as if she was talking directly to or about me and was amazed that I am not alone in my feelings of anxiety and self doubt. I discovered so much about myself and found many ideas that I will use in my own life. I plan to listen to the whole book again, take more notes and continue in my journey to finally live my own authentic life. <3
A poet perceiving meaning, seeking beauty, wondering over questions.
Frankly, it is nice to have print copies underlined and deeply loved as made visible in tattered pages. I get a lot out of Brene's voice though. So I go back to my honesty which says, I would prefer hearing this in Brene's voice. She does some other books herself. They are my favorites.
Wabi Sabi books by Leonard Koren and others. Very different though.
it's been a while. sorry!
Strength in self love and self compassion despite any true or perceived imperfections.
Brene is a favorite so 5 stars!
I love how open Brené is with her stories. I'm scared to be vulnerable, to let people see who I really am, what my true thoughts are, hell- I don't even tell people where I would like to eat! Hearing Brené's stories (which show she's just like me!) has given me the strength to start with courage. I'm going to put myself needs and wants out there. I'm so glad I listened to this book! She lays the book out with Guideposts- guiding principles for living life wholeheartedly. Then she ends the chapter with thoughts and action steps and the research (or where to find more on this), including books and research she has used in forming her opinions. To summarize: Wow! I love this book! This is truly a life-enhancing read.
I'm so glad I listened to this...I know I am not alone in this crazy world...i will definitely be reading her blog..thanks Mrs.Brown you have opened up my ears and really made me listen..God Bless!