The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Bren Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope....
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Rising Strong Reviews
I love Brene Brown. Of all the self-help, crunchy, inner-peace books I’ve read (and there have been…a few), Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection is still my favorite. Reading it was a life-changing experience. Rising Strong is equally good, and different from her other books in all the right ways. Rising Strong is much more personal. Brown uses many examples from her own life (and her marriage in particular) to illustrate her points, and the topic–vulnerability–is still so relevant and important. D ...more
Vond het een prettig en toegankelijk boek om te lezen. Voor mij zo’n ‘steuntje-in-de-rug-boek’ om open, empathisch in de wereld te blijven staan. Ik vind dat ze heel helder onderbouwt waarom in alle openheid praten over je kwetsbaarheden of daar waar je een gevoel hebt tekortgeschoten te zijn zo belangrijk is, maar vooral ook verrijkend. Zo ervaar ik dat zelf ook. Als je je laat inperken door wat mensen wel niet zouden denken, dan verlies je niet alleen de moed om kwetsbaar te zijn, maar ook het ...more
Some books you hug. Other books hug you. Rising Strong is a book that hugs you. “Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it’s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.” If you haven’t gotten used to the language of Brené Brown, now’s a great time to start.
I gave Brown’s last book three stars. But dang, if that book doesn’t haunt me still. Her words—her stories—have a way of burrowing into your soul. When you are at that precipice of argument, Br ...more
I'm sure this book would've been impactful no matter when I read/listened to it, but MAN does it feel incredibly appropriate right now.
A good non-fiction book infuses detailed stories and vignettes and links them to the main points and research in the text. I thought that the main points in this book were extremely interesting. I loved the topics of research that she discussed: resiliency and mindfulness especially, and also her focus on the importance of re-framing our initial emotional responses to aversive events.
However, my main critique of the book is that I didn't like the stories and vignettes that she gave as examples ...more
A bit too much academic "truthiness" for me. I knew I was in trouble when the author started with a disclaimer, saying that she believed in mixing qualitative research with story telling. This is some of the squishiest pseudo-science I have ever read. When there was no study or research to support her beliefs, she just pulls out a quote from a song or spiritual leader to fill the gap. I can't imagine what the folks at her university think of all this.
I am sure her message will help people who ...more
I thought I would have a lot to say after listening to this audiobook.
**Rebecca Foster** already wrote A PERFECT REVIEW. Everything she wrote fits my experience!
I enjoyed LISTENING to this book while walking. My guess is I would not have enjoyed 'reading' it half as much. (I might have been too judgmental)
Personal things I'm looking at from this book:
TIMES I HIDE OUT and SHUT down: in front of my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law!
Isn't that enough to look at?
I think so. End of revi ...more