Each day we face a myriad of images and messages from society and the media. These messages are supposed to tell us who, what, and how we should be. This mind tricks are left us to believe that if we could only look better and be ‘perfect’ that we would no longer feel inadequate. We end up asking ourselves questions, like:
What if I can’t keep everything organized?
What happens if I fail?
What if I don’t live up to someone else’s expectations?
The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown, PhD, is a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging. In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brown 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.
The issues she addresses are quite common, including: the desire to fit in, shame, authenticity, perfectionism, resilience, hope, addiction, and power. At some level, we can all relate to these feelings. She teaches these learnings through ten guideposts in her book. Dr. Brown engages minds, hearts, and spirits as she teachers readers how to cultivate courage, compassion, and connection. She encourages people to get rid of expectation so that they can live a more fulfilled life, eliminating negative thoughts and replacing them with positive affirmations.
By focusing on worthiness, and more positive thinking, Dr. Brown shows that people can move away from a place of performing, pleasing, and perfecting to a more comfortable and brave state of mind.
Backed by Research – Integrated with Realness
Dr. Brown’s advice is based on scientific research, but she is able to mix in a real person element to her book by being honest with her reader about her own vulnerabilities as a person. She explains the guideposts that she is struggling with the most. This lends a sense of deeper connection with her readers and realness that readers can relate to.
What are People Saying?
The Gifts of Imperfection has received rave reviews from readers. See what people are saying about Brene Brown’s book:
"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
Who is this Book For?
If you are feeling frazzled, stressed, or generally dissatisfied with life, you may find comfort by reading The Gifts of Imperfection. This book presents the scientifically-researched fact that a happy, fulfilled life comes from living authentically and being kinder to yourself. Dr. Brown explains through research and personal experience that there is a simpler way to be.Posted: Sat Apr 23rd 2016 8:39pm 5 years ago
“I started getting migraines at the age of 16 and they haven’t let up yet, they have changed over the years in intensity and duration but have always been around. I have been searching for 32 years for the cause/reason. I do believe I have found the reason [through Deb's guidance]……it is truly amazing to me the power of belief!!” -Laurel M.