The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (MP3 CD)

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Brené Brown is an absolute genius, and this is my favorite of her books. As someone who has had perfectionist tendencies get in the way of my life before, I found this book to be extremely helpful. Brené Brown offers a comprehensive, in-depth, simple to follow, and enlightening guide to embracing your imperfections which I found to be extremely healing. This book was a quick read, but one of the most useful I’ve encountered for helping with anxiety and acceptance.

— Abby Walker


In The Gifts of Imperfection, Bren 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 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."

"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 bestselling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection

"Bren 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 bestselling author of A Whole New Mind

"Courage, compassion, and connection: Through Bren '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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781455884322
ISBN-10: 1455884324
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2012
Language: English