Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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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.

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Sounds True
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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

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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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Great Supplement to Brene's Books!

I was hesitant to purchase this. I've read all of Brene's books, watched all the videos, and even taken some of her classes - how could this possibly include anything new? However, this ended up being a great purchase. Some of the stories are ones she's told elsewhere but this gave a unique, additional perspective and deep dive into the spirituality of her research and practices. It had me captivated and emotional throughout. Personally, I wish this was more specific to Christianity. Instead, it's more generalized. But it still hit on many points that were close to home.

If you're new to Brene Brown, I'd recommend you start with one of her books (hard copy of Gifts of Imperfection - not the audiobook recording - or one of her more recent ones narrated by herself); but if you're an existing fan, I'd definitely recommend this as a supplement to her books. It was worth the credit!

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Quick medicine for heart and head

This is a great listen for when I need a little boost. I discover a new learning every time.

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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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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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Opened my heart and mind

Loved it! I'm going to bring some of this up to my family. I pray my husband and daughter will try this with me.

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Another great audiobook from Brene!

This was a review of the key points of Rising Strong in a fun atmosphere (they recorded her at a conference). I loved that it had the subject of spirituality peppered throughout it. Brene Brown's body of work has helped me so much in my life and this audiobook is no exception. Absolutely love her!

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Let's get through those difficult rumbles!

What an amazing, honest and open journey of Brené's thoughts and stories about what makes up a spiritual practice in her Rising Strong Practice. The talk was enlightening and the questions and answers afterward added even more jewels to this treasure of a talk.

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Thanks to both Tami & Brene... peace be with you!

Profound. Brilliant. Thought-provoking. Real and difficult at times. Loved the humor! Priceless. Grateful. Thank you.

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  • Holly
  • 06-13-17

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.

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  • inney
  • 06-27-17

Five stars

still after six times listening <3 this is the good, deep (as much as you want to/can go) work I want to commit to my entire life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-25-19

For me this was life changing

It made me laugh out loud, it made me cry from my heart - I will revisit this many times. Invaluable. Thank you Brené.

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  • Copes777
  • 05-18-19

Brené is great but title is misleading!

Good but doesn't explore as a spiritual practice until the very end in the Q and A.

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  • Aidan Carney
  • 09-05-17

Brene... always wonderfully enlightening

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

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  • Woowus
  • 08-13-17

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-27-20

Another inspiring and important piece of work

Brené Brown is such a tremendous story teller - I love listening to her. I learn so much through her story telling. And it inspires me to share - I have to pause, rewind key moments and rush off to find my husband. What Brené tells is the stuff of living life with insight - and the failures that have shown her better ways to live life authentically ring true for us all I'm certain. She models her discoveries about humans and how they work, using her own life, in our presence. I find that incredibly powerful and moving, and the embodiment of openness in vulnerability.
Thank you Brené.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-23-20

Interesting and informative

Really interesting and informative. I loved the way Brene brings her work to life. Brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

A must read

Brené Brown has a great, fun and easy to understamd way to pass knowledge... and piece 😊
This book is fun to listen to and very enlightning.
I recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-20

So moving and hilarious!

The only thing I didn't like was that it was too short! I could listen to it all day. Her story telling is just so funny, I was in stitches.

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  • 06-27-17

Another moving publication from Nene Brown

Over the years of working my way through Brene Brown's various talks and books, I've really been able to apply her teaching to my everyy day life and to be happier and have a more positive impact on those around me

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-17

incredible

I learnt so much from this one! I love Brene and love this!! Thank-you Brene!!!

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  • Meg
  • 08-05-17

Should be required in schools and workplaces!

Firstly -- those listeners put off by 'spiritual' concepts, fear not. You will find zero issues here. A *very* broad vision of the spiritual is being referenced here.

This material is presented via the lecture + interview format. And while a good companion to the book Rising Strong, it's neither a sequel nor repetition of that content. Personally, I found this more accessible and applicable. It easily stands on its own and there are some fresh ideas not found in Rising Strong.

Brené is especially insightful, relatable and hilarious here and Tami Simon does her justice with some curly questions. Despite being a seasoned listener of this genre, I experienced several aha moments and one solid epiphany. In short, this is the sort of material that can change lives, families, organisations, schools and corporations. I'm already into my third listen.

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  • tracy bindley
  • 06-06-19

Deeply thoughtful life changing & affirming.

Brenè Brown is a brilliant storyteller who makes real sense and shares a deep understanding of what it means to "Rise Strong". Brenè does so with concrete examples in a way that resonates with me and allows me to assimilate the information into a deeper understanding of my life and my work.
Team Brenès humourious and real storytelling with the calming and capturing style of host Tami Simon and you have a perfect match.
Tami Simon is an amazing host who has an incredible way of asking deeply thoughtful questions of her presenter that invites them to go even deeper and tease out the information so that the broader audience has clarity around the broader topics and more specific practices and questions.
This audio team goes down as one my favorites.

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  • Amanda
  • 10-25-17

Love!

Love Brene Brown. Live audio, she keeps you hooked and feeling like you are in the room with her. She has you laughing and pondering all at the same time. The messages of spirituality are on point and so simplistically effective. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Kimberley
  • 10-22-17

Brene is brilliant

I absolutely loved this . Listening to Brene live was fantastic. I love her stories and she is so funny. She has so much wisdom and knowledge to share. I just loved it. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • T
  • 10-18-17

Brene Fan

Her books are funny, real and uplifting. I never get tired of her amazing writing.

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  • Guest Account
  • 09-02-17

Content similarities

This book was interesting however had similar content to Brene's other narrated book. Would have been better to release new material

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-17

Another insightful and valuable talk

Would you consider the audio edition of Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice to be better than the print version?

Haven't read the print version. Audio walks for me because I can listen 'on the run'.

What does Brené Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Authentic personal energy and depth

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

More a deeper inner resonance and affirmation

Any additional comments?

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing there are gems of insight here. Listen.

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  • Paullette
  • 08-07-17

Brene' always delivers

What made the experience of listening to Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice the most enjoyable?

I always enjoy listening to Brene narrate her own stuff. I would have loved to have her narrate the actual book but this was great.

What about Brené Brown’s performance did you like?

Her sense of humor and that she relates to what she says. Her personal courage to be vulnerable is encouraging.

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