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The Gifts of Imperfection : Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to be and Embrace Who You are - Brene 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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"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

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.

Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she studies how shame affects the way people live, love, parent, work, and build relationships. A dynamic public speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog to learn more.

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      4.0

      great read to help find the real you

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          Amazing researcher/author

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            Excellent book - fantastic reading, very educational and informative.
            Ideal for students and adults interested in psychology and resilience.
            Book is a pre-reading requisite for the Brene Brown e-course The Gifts of Imperfection. Highly recommended - life changing book.

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            to find your authentic self

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                I am doing the Gifts of Imperfection online course with Brene Brown on Oprah's Lifeclass. Brene studies shame and vulnerability. This is life changing. Cannot recommend more.

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                A remarkable, insightful and easy read!

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                  Very insightful guide that every person should read to understand themselves and those around them better.

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                  Very interesting and enjoyable

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                      Informative and Inspirational

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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"

                        Prefacep. ix
                        Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
                        Introduction: Wholehearted Livingp. 1
                        Courage, Compassion, and Connection: The Gifts of Imperfectionp. 7
                        Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enoughp. 23
                        The Things That Get in the Wayp. 31
                        Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Thinkp. 49
                        Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionismp. 55
                        Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessnessp. 63
                        Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Darkp. 77
                        Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certaintyp. 87
                        Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of Comparisonp. 93
                        Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worthp. 99
                        Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestylep. 105
                        Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self Doubt and ôSupposed Toöp. 111
                        Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being Cool and ôAlways in Controlöp. 117
                        Final Thoughtsp. 125
                        About the Research Process: For Thrill-Seekers and Methodology Junkiesp. 127
                        Notesp. 131
                        About the Authorp. 137
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                        ISBN: 9781592858491
                        ISBN-10: 159285849X
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 220
                        Published: 4th October 2010
                        Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services
                        Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.4
                        Weight (kg): 0.24