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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


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PUBLISHED: 27th August 2010
ISBN: 9781592858491
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Each day we face a barrage of images and ideasfrom society and the mediatelling us who we should be. We are led to believe that if we look perfect, live perfect, and do everything perfectly, we'd no longer struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Ironically, it's the pursuit of perfection that fuels the message 'never good enough.'
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  • Paperback
    $24.95
PUBLISHED: 27th August 2010
ISBN: 9781592858491
ANNOTATION:
Each day we face a barrage of images and ideasfrom society and the mediatelling us who we should be. We are led to believe that if we look perfect, live perfect, and do everything perfectly, we'd no longer struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Ironically, it's the pursuit of perfection that fuels the message 'never good enough.'

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Each day we face a barrage of images and ideasfrom society and the mediatelling us who we should be. We are led to believe that if we look perfect, live perfect, and do everything perfectly, we'd no longer struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Ironically, it's the pursuit of perfection that fuels the message 'never good enough.'

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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."

Author Biography

Bren? Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A dynamic speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog to learn more.

Review

"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

Product Details

Short Title
GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION
Publisher
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Language
English
ISBN-10
159285849X
ISBN-13
9781592858491
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Author
Brene Brown
Country of Publication
United States
Subtitle
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to be and Embrace Who You are
Illustrations
Illustrations
Year
2010
Pages
137
Publication Date
2010-08-27

Product Reviews

04 Apr, 2018
An excellent book. Full of great information and encouragement for finding happiness and contentment.
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