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 compa

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An expert of the psychology of shame presents advice on how to overcome paralyzing fears and self-consciousness, and at the same time increase feelings of self-worth, gratitude, and acceptance.

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An expert of the psychology of shame presents advice on how to overcome paralyzing fears and self-consciousness, and at the same time increase feelings of self-worth, gratitude, and acceptance.

'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."

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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Oct 2010
ISBN-13: 9781592858491
ISBN-10: 159285849X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 137
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.54
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.5
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Meaningful & smart book on ditching shame.
8/21/2013

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5.0 stars 8/21/2013 by AQHayes
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Brene Brown takes topics like vulnerability and shame and makes them easy to understand and relate to. I did alot of underlining. I felt less alone reading this book. This book helped me understand how putting ourselves down holds us back from truly living and how people of all kinds struggle with acceptance of self and confidence. Her writing style is conversational despite the fact that she is an expert in her field and has a PhD. This book made me want to love myself and people more unconditionally. This book would benefit a mom, a construction worker, a teacher, a CEO...any human who wants to live with less junk in their head and less obstacles in their path.

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good read
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5.0 stars 11/13/2015 by kevinh3
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it is a good read i reccommend this helpful book to anyone that needs its

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Explains alot!!
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5.0 stars 10/6/2014 by FreedomBound
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Only half way thru but find very helpful and informative. Gives a different outlook to words such as: love, belonging, courage, connection, compassion ,shame, guilt......Wholehearted living!! Assists one in getting junk from the past out of your head; leading to loving yourself and others.

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All though I am not finished reading the book it is wonderful and full of good information on how to love your self better and become the true person you need to be! This is a practical book for those who would like to embark on a wholehearted journey. The only thing that I recommend doing before and after reading the book is to be brave and "dare greatly" as Brene' Brown said!

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5.0 stars 6/17/2015 by Nherzig
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I highly recommend this book and especially for teenaged girls!

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