The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Bren Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope....
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Rising Strong Reviews
I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews.
This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and processing emotions for a healthier everyday life. Basically, it teaches to deal with anything from mild annoyances to a shitty week at work, or a hard weekend with your parents, or a fight with your husband. Sure, tho ...more
A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, and also her focus on the importance of re-framing our initial emotional responses to aversive events.
However, my main critique of the book is that I didn't like the stories and vignettes that she gave as examples ...more
Having read all of Ms. Brown’s previous books and listened to many of her “talks” via TED talks and podcasts, you could say I’m a “fan”. Her work on shame has been life changing for me and I assume many others.
Though I enjoy personal stories as examples, she was “too personal” for me in this book. Perhaps it wasn’t the choice of examples she used but the intricate details. Obviously she felt they were important to make her point and I’m sure some will feel they are helpful, too.
Ms. Brown continu ...more
I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook.
**Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience!
I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as much. (I might have been too judgmental)
Personal things I'm looking at from this book:
TIMES I HIDE OUT and SHUT down: in front of my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law!
Isn't that enough to look at?
I think so. End of revi ...more
Yes, feeling vulnerable is at the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, but it’s also the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.
Rising Strong by Brene Brown is exactly the book I needed to start my year. I found myself highlighting almost every line on my Kindle. This book explores how being vulner ...more
#mystrangereading Rising Strong by Brené Brown ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ So, I have basically decided that I will read anything by this woman and would be willing to listen to her speak on any subject. She is so knowledgeable, witty, sassy and so awe-inspiringly vulnerable.
What I loved about this book as a follow-up to Daring Greatly was that it was research AND story driven. I love that she recognized the important role that stories play in our lives, and I just love how spot on every single one of her points is. ...more
It seems like Dr. Brown's work can get kind of repetitive, and this book definitely seemed to have some material that's been used before. But I still learned a lot from this book, along with her other one that I listened to. The recycled work doesn't take away from this one, though. It's still used in a way to help expand on her thoughts and points.
I finally had to give up on this book. I was going to try to make it to the end but I couldn't do it anymore after I got through the second-to-last chapter of this tiresome volume of arrogant drivel. Brene Brown's book purports to be a self-help book about getting over life's adversities but it never delivers.
Instead, Brown writes a series of non-event anecdotes from her boring, privileged life as a social work teacher at the University of Houston (she's married to a pediatrician), including su ...more