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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Brené Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
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In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten 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... show more
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten 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 her ten 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." "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 "Brené 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 "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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781592858491 (159285849X)
ASIN: 159285849X
Publisher: Hazelden
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
5.0 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
The work of Brene Brown has been inspiring me since I first listened to her TEDtalks. I read Daring Greatly back in December and loved it too. Suffice it to say, that I knew I was in for good things when I opened this book and I was not disappointed. In The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brown presents ...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
3.5 [REVIEW] The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
Short review this time cause I'm sick. Poo.I don't know how to feel about this book. Once I had finished it, I realized that it really didn't read that self-help-y to me. The language is simple and relatable. The advice is sound. However, this was difficult for me to get through.Why? Because I am a ...
Angel Edits - Blog
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0.0 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
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5.0 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Today was a hard day in work, I felt like a let people down and stuff was all going skew. I decided to tidy my desk and try to gain some control over the day. I came across this book that had been requested and then rejected by another authority (this is part of my job, inter-library loans). I had p...
spinsterfun
spinsterfun rated it
1.0 Not a gift
This book is a lot of "what" and not a lot of "how." Brown continually harps on the fact that she's a researcher. Ooookay, that's cool. What else? There are lots of anecdotes about the author and her life that didn't do much to show me how you can take any of what she's writing about and use it t...
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