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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are Author:Brene Brown Each day we face a barrage of images and ideas?from society and the media?telling 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." In ... more »The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., the leading expert on shame, reveals that it is actually ourimperfections and vulnerabilities that connect us to one another as human beings andmake us who we are. In this illuminating guide to WholeHearted living, Brown engages our hearts, minds, and spirits in finding the beauty of authenticity and evolving our self-perceptions through fifteen guideposts that emerged from her latest groundbreaking research. Each guidepost is illustrated with essays, stories, inspiring quotes, meditations, and dynamic creative exercises designed to help us develop the skills to accept our vulnerabilities with compassion and practice loving-kindness toward ourselves and others. We are naturally drawn to those we view asauthentic, real, and down-to-earth. It makes sense, then, that weshould stop reaching for something 'better' and, instead, strive tobe who we are, fully owning every aspect of ourselves. In this book Brené Brown shows you how.« less
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Carol B. reviewed The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are on
Helpful Score: 3
This is one of the best self-help books I have seen in the history of self-help books.
She has expanded definitions of words we take for granted, that we have preconceived notions about. Then she offers an expanded idea, and suggestions for self-help.
The author also has a TED talk available on YouTube.