The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Paperback)

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    '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

    'Brene 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 Brene'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

    In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene 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 The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

    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.


    ISBN 9781592858491
    Genre SELF-HELP / Spiritual
    Format Paperback
    Pages 137
    Publisher Date 2010-10-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hazelden
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.54 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Brown, Brene
    Country of Origin United States

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      I really admire Brene Brown. If everyone could read her work, the world would be a better place. Check out her TED Talks too.

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      This book is a real game changer for those of us that suffer with trying to be it all, do it all, just to be accepted or liked. I am recommending it to several friends. I like that it doesn't focus on just the cause, and dwell in that, but more on acknowledging, accepting, and moving on. I really embrace her philosophy, and love the personal style to her writing. Its not judging, or preachy. Its telling her own tale as part of this, to show how much we all share in our suffering to try and be what we believe others want us to be, instead of who we are. Check it out.

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      The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you really are. Pretty much sums it up- Great book

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      Whether you are struggling with an issue or not, this is a great book for understanding how our emotions work and helping you to find a happier life.

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