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
Perhaps I'm an outlier, but I feel like this an overly long rehashing of all that I already know and practice, and using terms like "rumbling" makes it a bit too precious. Drat.
I was disappointed with this book, which is not nearly as good or as helpful as Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" or "Daring Greatly." In the book, she discusses the importance of setting boundaries and assuming that people are doing their best. To live BIG (Boundaries, Integrity, and Generosity), she proposes the following question:
"What boundaries do I need to put in place so I can work from a place of integrity and extend the most generous interpretations of the intentions, words, and actio ...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 felt somewhat betrayed by this book. I read it on the strength of a TV interview in which Brown maintained that her 'research' led her to come to certain conclusions, however, upon reading the book, I was presented with nothing but anecdotal information laced with religious interpretations of certain events. Where was the research? The statistics? I don't endorse or dispute the results Brown points to, but I have to question her conclusions as she provides no empirical evidence for the conclus ...more
Really a very strong, solid 4.5 stars.
I listened to this book and it took me a long time to really get some momentum with it and understand her approach and definition to things that she refer to - words like "rumbling" and "reckoning" etc. However, this book was fantastic and I'm so grateful I kept moving forward because it was 100% worth my time. This is a book that I want to listen to and read and refer to again and again. I have spoken so highly of it that my husband is now listening to it. ...more
This is the first book of Brene Brown's that I have read. Perhaps that is why her style did not resonate with me as it has with so many other readers. While I did find some chapters more compelling than others, I felt there was too much of the author herself in the book. I was hoping to be inspired, and was encouraged by all the positive reviews, but for me, this book missed the mark.
I'll say right away that I love Brene Brown. I've read three of her previous books back to back a few years ago, I've seen her TED talks and several interviews.
This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It has a general feel to it. It talks about attitudes, ways of thinking and processing emotions for a healthier everyday life. Basically, it teaches to deal with anything from mild annoyances to a shitty week at work, or a hard weekend with your parents, or a fight with your husband. Sure, tho ...more
When I read a self-help book, I realize not all of it will apply to me or I will take what I need at that moment. This book is no different BUT I took a lot of notes. It was intriguing and interesting. The book is full of stories to help the reader see the point Brene is trying to make.
I used some of her ideas the next day and honestly felt better about my day and communication with the people around me. I grew up in a home that did not deal with emotions nor did we talk about hard things at al ...more