In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her 10 guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."
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"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Brené's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." (Ali Edwards, author of Life Artist)
"Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life; read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you." (Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind)
"This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice.' (Harriet Lerner, New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection)
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!
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Brene models the call for vulnerability by being vulnerable. It makes the writing honest.
I enjoy communication/self help books. but this book filled a void I had been needing filled . Her way of putting things helped me look at things a different way.
I really loved the book (not so much at first..... so give it a chance...... listen to it all). So many reminders about creating the life I want to live and having the courage to do it. Cultivating compassion and spirituality.
She had some great points that apply to everyone. Each one of us has insecurities that can be calmed by her tips so that we can live happier lives.
This is a book I need to listen to again and again to catch every powerful 'aha' moment in it! Soooio life changing!
I really like the way the author explains everything she's talking about. She uses herself as examples so you get a better understanding and can easily be applied to your life.
This book was a true awakening of my eyes, mind and soul! I have a new understanding of my life and how I function or don't function and what happened to me after finally becoming a mom.
I will be looking for her other books hoping for more Ah Ha Moments!! Worth Every Penny!!!
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