‘Rising Strong’ by Brené Brown

Rising StrongstarstarstarBrené Brown’s perspective on human interaction and how to live wholeheartedly in relationship with others is so encouraging. She is a master at framing things like failure, shame, regret, and feelings of not being ‘enough’ in a way that is honest and healthy. These are natural feelings but can be harmful unless we reckon with them and are curious about why they happen and why we react the way we do sometimes. To love is to be vulnerable. Sometimes the hardest one to love is yourself. Rising strong from times when we feel we have failed is critical in forging a healthy self-concept. Perfection is an unrealistic bar set way too high.

Brown is both scientist and social scientist, highly professional and well researched. She offers much more than self-help formula. In her books she combines research and storytelling to share useful knowledge about human behaviour based on real life examples and experiences. To be honest, I found Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection to be more helpful than this one, but I soundly recommend this author and her many wonderful TED talks as well. Here are a few to get you started.

4 responses to “‘Rising Strong’ by Brené Brown

  1. I want to read more brene brown! I’m going to pick up Gifts of Imperfection soon.

    On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Joannes Reading Blog wrote:

    > Joanne Booy posted: “Brené Brown’s perspective on human interaction and > how to live wholeheartedly in relationship with others is so encouraging. > She is a master at framing things like failure, shame, regret, and feelings > of not being ‘enough’ in a way that is honest and heal” >

  2. Thanks Joanne – you’re review helped. I like her other books – but I’m glad you made your recommendation. I’ll hold off on this one.

  3. Love the messages Brene Brown shares in Daring Greatly and Rising Strong about shame and resiliency.

  4. Cathy Kalverda

    Thanks Joanne – I have listened to some of her TED talks already – it is time to read one of her books!

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