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

Category: Book
By (author): Brown, Brene
Subject:  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Published: August 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 9.00in x 6.13in x 0.50in
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$ 19.95
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From The Publisher*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? InThe Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power ofWholehearted 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.
From The Publisher*Popular writer, researcher, and educator Brene Brown offers and interactive guide that-through stories, meditations, and creative activities-helps us embrace our flaws and live an authentic life.
From The Publisher*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."
Review Quote*'Brown urges us to expose and expel our insecurities in order to have the most fulfilling life possible. Her latest is a guidebook for pilgrims on the journey to wholehearted living, which she defines as containing courage, compassion, deliberate boundaries, and connection.' Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"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
Biographical NoteBrené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a member of the research faculty 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. She is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power, and the new bookThe Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.