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Jesus I. Ramirez

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  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,454

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

A story for our times

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Listen to it. You’ll be glad you did. The “live recording” format catches Brené Brown at her best—a spontaneous, goofy, vulnerable story teller—and delivers a refreshing perspective based on insightful observations gathered through thorough, passionate qualitative research.

  • A Fearless Heart

  • How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
  • By: Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary audiobook, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ideas Hindered by Forgivable Arrogance

  • By John J. Meyer on 04-04-17

The seed for transformation

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-18

This book teaches the way to change the world by changing yourself. It carries wisdom that has been tested for centuries and can be applied by you, here, now. It is a classic the way Shakespeare’s plays are classics: it carries insight into the human condition that transcends culture and time. By contrast, there is a huge self-help industry out there today—run by celebrities, yogis, televangelists and new-age gurus, all glad to make a buck off your personal distress—selling you some revolutionary new approach that nobody will be talking about ten years from now. And ten years from now you’ll be suffering just the same with the help of such advice; please pardon my skepticism, it is born of hard-earned experience. Try compassion instead. This book is based on ancient wisdom and is backed by modern science. That’s what makes it special, like it’s author—a monk who left his Tibetan home land and earned a PhD from Cambridge, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the West. And he’s founded a center at Stanford, another prestigious Western academic institution, teaching this same wisdom. This writer, a doctor with two Ivy-League degrees, has signed up there to learn more and help spread the word.

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  • Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist

  • How to End the Drama and Get On with Life
  • By: Margalis Fjelstad
  • Narrated by: Dawn McKelvie Cyr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

People with borderline or narcissistic personality disorders have a serious mental illness that primarily affects their intimate, personal, and family relationships. Often they appear to be normally functioning at work and in public interactions, and narcissists may even be highly effective, in the short term, in some work or social situations. However, in intimate relationships, they can be emotional, aggressive, demeaning, illogical, paranoid, accusing, and controlling - in the extreme.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Helpful

  • By AutumnDawn on 07-09-16

Want to help someone change? This is for you.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Any additional comments?

I am a physician. This book is outstanding. I got it for a close friend. He is the caretaker of a borderline/narcissist. They met under turbulent circumstances and he helped bring order to her life. He became her hero. She adored him and brought fun and excitement into his life. He gave her a lot and helped change her life circumstances, yet the drama continued in other directions, engulfing him as well. My friend's previously calm and logical life was constantly in a tizzy and he couldn't figure out why.

Now he gets it. It's not him. She has a mental illness and he can't change that. The more he tries to change her, the more the madness continues.

This book is about acceptance and moving forward. It teaches you to care for a loved one without fixing them. It teaches you your own role in the madness. And that is great. Because ultimately, you can change your own behavior. And once you do, change will come. Get this book. It is nonjudgemental, unlike so much of our culture, and allows you to keep loving the person in your life. You will be the change.

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