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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
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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...!

    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "life changing"

    this book had so many ah ha moments for me. I see my life in a much better way. helped me take my pain and grief and work through it so that I am now able to truly see and enjoy life

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret E. Hess 06-04-17
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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?)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 10-19-17
    Jennifer 10-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "SFD. It works"

    I find Brene Browns ways of thinking and looking at situations very useful. It helps me to feel less alone and more human.

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    Kseniya D 10-19-17
    Kseniya D 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth buying!!!"

    Brene Brown's impeccable sense of humor and wisdom at its best! Will definitely listen to it several more times!

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    Sharon Bartlett 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Peace be with you! Good luck Reckoning, rumbling and revolutionizing "

    So impressed with this program, with Brenee and her information. I listened twice because I wanted to glean everything that impacted me or that I needed to hear.

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    Lynnette Warland 10-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Ten stars !"

    Fairly new to Brene' Brown's work and research. Wish it would have been decades ago! Both eye opening and heart opening delivered in a no bull shit yet real and humorous way. Thank you, Brene'!!

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    Amazon Customer 10-10-17
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    "Brene' shares her principles applied to real life."

    For those who have read her books and love them, this is a MUST. Brene' recaps many of her principles and precepts from Rising Strong, as well as a few from her other works. She shares personal stories that illustrate how to apply these to real life moments. Brene' "shows up", is authentic, remains in her integrity, and yet shows her vulnerability in down-to-earth, easy-to-understand, very real, "clogs and jeans" style. The third section, the Q&A section, is absolutely wonderful. Brene' answers questions from various people who have heard her presentations, and uses this opportunity to further explain specific points and/or how to apply them to more specific situations. I laughed, I cried, I internalized, I connected. I am a work in progress...and Brene' gives me tools with which to work so that I can Dare Greatly, Rise Strong, and Embrace the Wilderness.

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  • Holly
    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.


    7 of 8 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Aidan Carney
    9/5/17
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    "Brene... always wonderfully enlightening"

    I always feels in a better headspace after listening to Brene Brown. The woman knows her stuff! Fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me
    8/14/17
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    "A bit dry"

    Effectively you're listening to a long speech. The speaker is funny at times. However, there is no beginning, middle or ending. The points made are not very coherent and well supported.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy Smith
    8/13/17
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    "Life changing"

    I'm a huge Beene fan. This is by far my favourite audio she has produced. If you are unfamiliar with her work, starting here is a brilliant intro into her work but I would recommend starting from the beginning too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    9/26/17
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    "Classic Brene"

    Honest, raw. Learned so much from this recording of a talk and Q & A.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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