Great book to help you understand some of yourself motivations, great examples to look at, a book that needs to be re-read after a short time to make sure that you were staying on track.
There is some strong language that is used, I don't use that in a personal or business setting. Found the language a little distasteful.
I would recommend reading by individuals who are college age or older. To help better yourself and your surroundings.
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As a whole-hearted person..... yeah right! No really. I made it through the quagmire of conditioning, indoctrination, foibles, and folly. And even so, I laughed til I cried as I listened to this book,
Our culture is so set on looking cool, that it sacrifices authenticity, truth, and courage to be so. For so many Americans, our hearts seldom get to soar, and our dreams lie dead, or are barely remembered.
In this book we find the courage to be - messy, emotionally all over the place, and in the end... real.
Hearing Brene's Texas twang fills my heart with joy, for as she describes her life and foibles, I hear my own, not shamed into smallness, but reveals as the warp and weft of a life truly worth living.
My advice - buy this. Buy several copies and give them to anyone you know - for all will find acceptance within these ideas, grace within these pages, and the love of life within Brene's words.
Brene Brown's mode of thinking and expressing herself is absolutely life changing. I can only hope that books like hers are as contagious as a lot of the other information being ingested these days. Thank you Brene.
This is an incredible journey into some transformative truths about how to live more whole lives. She paves the way for change into a way to live that is emotionally satisfying. It's like therapy condensed!
I cannot say enough good things about this lecture! It has changed my life, I am less anxious, more grateful, and much more engaged than I ever have been. As a graduate student in clinical psychology and a clinician this work has also changed the way I practice for the better. All words of praise that come to mind regarding Dr Brown's work feel like an understatement. I highly, highly recommend.
Brene Brown is funny and she says things that sound like basic common sense but are incredibly paradigm shifting.
I would compare this book to Tattoos on the Heart by Father Greg Boyle because in each of these books the authors are giving life lessons and messages that I found I could come back to day after day. I wrote their messages down while I was listening because I found almost every statement to be a guidepost for my life.
Brene Brown's discussion about how the wholehearted experience joy and lean into joy while those of us who are overwhelmed with shame end up immediately feeling guilty for any joyful experience or pleasurable experience we have. This message has really helped me because I have struggled continuously with the feeling that I do not deserve to be happy.