Middletown, NY, United States | Member Since 2014
I had a hard time when I started the first book. I didn't think I could go on. I pushed myself through the first few chapters and then I really got into it. This is one of those series where you become close to the characters and by the time the series is over you feel like you are letting go of your best friends. I enjoyed it and I recommend these books - once you get through the first few chapters of the first book, you will like it.
This book kicked off my Brene Brown journey! She has a lot of great things to say and it is well worth the read!
This is an awesome book, but Brene should really read it. There is something about Karen White's voice that grates on your nerves. She has almost a whiney lilt to her voice. No matter which of Brene's books you read, you will get the same message and the stories are very similar. If you don't read this one, read one of them!
Although this is an excellent book, I really don't think we need to read all of Brene Brown's books to understand what she wants us to know. Her books tend to repeat the same content and stories. This book is wonderful although I think I would chose Daring Greatly as the book to read if I could only pick one.
Wow! I had never really heard of Brene Brown before, but now I have read everything she has written and watched her Ted Talks. She really hit home with a lot of what she talks about - shame, vulnerability, feeling like you are not as good as you should be, and what holds us back from our life. She tells us what the characteristics are of truly happy people and it really makes you ask yourself the important questions about how you are living your life. I highly recommend this book if you feel like you are searching for something in your life but just are not sure what it is that will make you happy!
I wish there was more to this book as I really enjoyed it. It speaks in clear and simple language and, even though I have read 100s of books on spirituality, I still learned a lot from this book. It is a really useful and I recommend reading it.
I wasn't sure I would like this book, but it was a fantastic read! Dan Harris is funny and articulate, and I think a lot of people can relate to him. He introduces us to meditation from the scientific side, removing the new age jargon, making the process clear as well as the expected results. I like the new age stuff, but sometimes I feel like an idiot because I just don't understand what people like Eckhart Tolle are talking about - and neither does Dan! The best part was that my husband, who has the patience of a gnat, was able to focus on and listen to the book.
I disagree with some of the other opinions that were posted. I think this book points out some glaring differences in the educational system of the U.S., Finland, Korea, and Poland. I have a doctorate in education and I still found this book to be very useful as well as an enjoyable read. I believe all educators should read this book - we could all learn something from it.
I wasn't sure if I would like the book, but I really enjoyed its down-to-earth style. Of course, Theresa read it, so how could it be anything but. I think she had some interesting information to give on the subject and although I am not sure I learned anything new, I do feel like I got the information in a different way.
Really enjoyed this book! It takes us back to New Bern, Connecticut with the same old characters we love, but Marie adds a couple new personalities in this chapter.
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book because it meant leaving New Bern and going to Texas, but I am glad I did. It was a very enjoyable story and it was heartwarming to learn Mary Del's story. It "sewed" up the story of her and Howard and how they came to be alone in the quilting business.
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