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Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

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With her previous best sellers, Dr. Brené Brown helped us realize that vulnerability is the birthplace for trust, belonging, joy, creativity, and love. Yet a willingness to be vulnerable means accepting that life will sometimes knock us down. Where do we find the strength to get back up? In her research for her breakthrough book Rising Strong, Brené discovered a key factor. "Without exception," she says, "the concept of spirituality emerged from the data as a critical component of overcoming struggle."

In Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice, Brené offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.

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©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Sounds True

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 06-01-17
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 06-01-17 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Fabulous--But--"

    Pretty much everything here is what you've heard if you've already got the book "Rising Strong". Reckoning, Rumbling, Revolution. Sewer rats and scofflaws.
    The thing is, I got so much more from this book than I did from the actual basic book. Don't get me wrong; I liked the book, but this one seems to combine it with my favorite, "The Power of Vulnerability".
    I believe it's because this is a long lecture performed in front of a live audience (as opposed to a dead one? You know what I mean...) and as such, Brown is in her usual, fantastically fine form. You get all the side-stories of the venerable researcher/storyteller; you get the audience response; you get the further elucidation on various points. You get the absolute warmth and humor.
    Expect to learn how to rise strong on a daily basis, to rise strong from the big things that we can usually get crippled from. Grief, forgiveness, our creative and best, most divine selves.
    Minor down and dirty Texan language, major joy and laughter raised to the roofs.
    I loved this book and have already listened to it twice and expect to happily run to my therapist who is from the Brown neurobiology branch with all the points that I really want to discuss. The question and answer section at the end alone is worth the price.
    We're hardwired for story, our brains expect it. Learn to write your own happily-ever-after, even though it means getting up after hard knocks and skinned knees.
    After all, we're all just doing the best we can with what we have.
    Now? I have this book...!

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    N.S. 06-28-17
    N.S. 06-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing and life changing."

    Highly recommend this teaching to anyone who wants to live wholeheartedly and impact those around them in a creative and positive manner. Fully believe individuals who do the work to embody these concepts will directly impact healthy and positive transformations of the individuals and culture around them.

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    Kristi 06-10-17
    Kristi 06-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Shot in the arm from Brene'"

    I've followed Brene's work for a long time. This 3 her snippet helped shed light on my personal work as well as gave me insight into her other work (parenting and forgiveness) .
    The Q&A was spot on. If you're a fan, you won't be disappointed. If this is your first intro, then might as well start here!

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    Margaret E. Hess 06-04-17

    A poet perceiving meaning, seeking beauty, wondering over questions.

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    "My skepticism gladly meets Brene's Brilliance!"
    What did you love best about Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice?

    The best part for me was where Brene talks about the process of journaling and writing and how that and other creative hands work is what connects head and heart, and also what gives us a new way of looking at the world, as opposed to constantly seeing a shitty first draft!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Brene's Ellen stories. Her daughter seems seriously equipped at managing life with a high strung type A type person. I love how Brene paints herself kind of neurotic, yet is still so loved.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Spiritual in only the best of ways.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to see more on the youngest children as being inclined towards resilience (maybe we learn from mistakes of older siblings?)

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    07-19-17
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    "Heart touching!"

    came at just the right time ❤ lover her work and her sense of humour!

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    sam durant 07-19-17
    sam durant 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    ""We are all called""

    Brene Brown through research and her personal gifts provides insight to our core that no matter what life has dealt, we all possess inner gifts to not only persevere but to rise stronger than we can imagine. Beautiful work!

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    Boosg 07-18-17
    Boosg 07-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great, but more extrapolation"

    Thank you, Brent. The "take-aways" are excellent, and I will re-listen to your works, not just this piece, and put the"take-aways" at the forefront of my journal; I will strive to apply them from here on. My only question on your presentations is what outcomes might I expect and what might I have to do if things do not work out in the more positive: i.e., your example are very personal. Sometimes I wanted more extrapolation; a second example, using something like "for instance." seg

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another must read!"

    Love her live teachings. Q and A is the best at the end. Icing on the cake!

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    Janel Sanford 07-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "no regrets"

    i listen to her over and over again. her work is the greatest. so easy to follow and put into practice

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    Debbie Diggs-Hughes 07-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "spiritual comes in all different kinds of forms."

    I loved it. Anything that makes me think deeper or different ly delivers worthwhile meaning.


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    6/13/17
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    "Thought I was buying the actual book!"
    Where does Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thought I was buying the book but was actually a recording of the author talking at an event about the book. Still fun and insightful but a little disappointing considering the length and price!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Brené's anecdotes about her own life were warm and relatable.


    What about Brené Brown’s performance did you like?

    Brené has a clear and emotive speaking voice. She speaks with conviction and clearly believes the messages she is putting across.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    6/27/17
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    "Incredible and essential"

    I will listen to this over and over for the rest of my time. With one listen I've been inspired, I've learnt, I've laughed and cried and changed for the better. Brené Brown as required reading for all would be a total blessing. It's all about love.

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