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Braving the Wilderness
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone | Bren Brown
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the three-time #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong. True belonging doesnt require we to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are. Social scientist Bren Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our livesexperiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that were experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture thats rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, its easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; its a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. Its a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts. Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and its the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. Praise for Bren Browns Rising Strong [Browns] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears weve all had but havent quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous.The Huffington Post It is inevitablewe will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choicedo we get up or not? Thankfully, Bren Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up.Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationshipswith others and with oneself.Publishers Weekly
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BookBelle84
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Pickpick

Not my favourite of Brene Browns but still lots of useful insights and ideas.

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brandybear22
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Cheers!
It was a really long day and I‘m kind of exhausted. Gave two small presentations, but also I was on all day talking to Mostly pediatricians. Really long drive in the car, so I finished up who spoke on the way up, which I‘ll be discussing in my leadership book club tomorrow.

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WriterReaderTrainer
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Pickpick

I've wanted to read this for a while and it did not disappoint. I especially enjoyed hearing Brene Brown narrate it. Her voice and natural inflection of her own words added to the experience. All of Brene Brown's books help me look inward and offer tools to better navigate and deepen my relationships with others and with myself.

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Blaire
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Great audiobook and the advice how to be a good friend and connect felt so true. Braving (boundaries; reliability; accountability; vault; integrity; non-judgment; generosity). I will definitely keep those principles in mind and make sure I am following them. I feel they are also good things to instill in my children as they navigate becoming independent and standing up for what they believe in. Uplifting listen. Pic from morning run.

Crazeedi Beautiful photo! And book 4mo
Blaire @Crazeedi thanks! It was the perfect background and listening for an early morning jog. 4mo
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Christinak
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... so far very thoughtful. Very inspiring. Very inciting. Each of these elements of true belonging are chapters later in the book. This is suggested reading and in today‘s climate I might suggest required.
#page36

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Christinak
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I love this cover ❤️📚❤️

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SenatorMothma
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A #wildbook for #30junebooks.
One I've started reading 2-3 times but haven't been able to stick with all the way through yet. Either I'm not getting the message or I'm just not ready for it yet 🤷‍♀️ gonna keep trying!
@howjessreads

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Sharpeipup
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Litsy = True Belonging

#audiobook #quotes #litsy

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
Nute Love it! 5mo
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Valink
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First off, I related to every one of these characters. Second, the Brené Brown references had me dying.

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Carla
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Chelseabillups30
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Waiting so long to get the physical copy of this book was disappointing, but I still posted about on release day!
Part of me will ALWAYS be excited about new work from Brene Brown, however this work kind of left me wanting something more.
It undoubtedly had its major moments of intellectually badass Brene wisdom and I shared that with you all, but the finished product of this work left me feeling like something wasn‘t quite finished...

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Chelseabillups30

An experience of collective pain does not deliver us from grief or sadness; it is a ministry of presence. These moments remind us that we are not alone in our darkness and that our broken heart is connected to every heart that has known pain since the beginning of time.

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Chelseabillups30
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Collective joy and collective pain.

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Chelseabillups30

Not enough of us know how to sit in pain with others. Worse, our discomfort shows up in ways that can hurt people and reinforce their own isolation. I have started to believe that crying with strangers in person could save the world.

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Chelseabillups30

I don‘t know about you, but I want to know if I‘m saying something that‘s hurtful. I want to be kind and thoughtful with my words because I‘m keenly aware of how much they matter.

Joreads I do agree with you on this 8mo
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Chelseabillups30

We are complex beings who wake up everyday and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don‘t reflect our fullness.

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Chelseabillups30

Dehumanizing others is the process by which we become accepting of violations against human nature, the human spirit, and for many of us, violations against the central tenets of our faith.

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Chelseabillups30

But what we know is that when we deny our emotion, it owns us. When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.

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Chelseabillups30

Pain will subside only when we acknowledge it and care for it. Addressing it with love and compassion would take only a minuscule percentage of the energy it takes to fight it, but approaching pain head-on is terrifying.

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Chelseabillups30
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Pain is unrelenting.

MelAnn This book rescued me a year ago. Love this book! 8mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Joseph Campbell was a very intelligent man.....I always new I loved him! 💯💯💯

Jsara5761 I love that quote!! ❤️ 8mo
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Chelseabillups30
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I said a boom-chicka-boom!! 💥💯💥

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Chelseabillups30

“.....You will always belong anywhere you show up as yourself and talk about yourself and your work in a real way.”

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Chelseabillups30

New worlds are important, but you can't just desrcribe them. Give us the stories that make up that universe. No matter how wild and weird the new world might be, we'll see ourselves in the stories.

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OnlyYoo

“You have a squad, but it‘s small and not everyone in your squad is going to agree or do the same thing. But truthfully, you hate those kinds of squads anyway.”

For anyone feeling kind of lonely today, sending you lots of love and positive vibes ❤️

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rcaskey
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"An experience of collective pain does not deliver us from grief or sadness; it is a ministry of presence. These moments remind us that we are not alone in our darkness and that our broken heart is connected to every heart that has known pain since the beginning of time."

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suvata
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Three 5-star books in February 2019. #suvataStats

mandi1082 I love colleen Hoover. I know ppl find her books controversial but I enjoy them. 9mo
suvata @mandi1082 I have read four or five of her books and I liked all of them but this last one. 9mo
DivineDiana Which ones were your 5 stars? 9mo
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suvata @DivineDiana Killing Commendatore, Braving The Wilderness, and Meet Me At The Museum 9mo
DivineDiana 👍🏻👏🏻📚I see the star stickers now! 🤦‍♀️ (edited) 9mo
suvata @DivineDiana LOL — They do kind of blend in. 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderful! 📖💖 9mo
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suvata
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Pickpick

#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club January 2018 pick

Wow! Two 5-star reads in week. I must be getting “sappy” in my old age. I could really relate to her call for civility. Powerful stuff!

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suvata
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Can‘t wait to start my January reading. Lots of good ones this month. First I have to finish reading “Transcription” but I‘ve been so busy with unpacking and the holidays, etc. that I can‘t devote as much time as I would normally do to reading. #BookNerdProblems #suvataPicks

EllieDottie I have be meaning to read The Last Girl! 11mo
suvata @EllieDottie It came highly recommended. 11mo
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KS1805
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Pickpick

So so good that I described as required reading. Her insights and stories are motivating, grounding, and challenging. #audiobook

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LauraBeth
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If you enjoy #bookpairings - consider these!

Brown tells us that true belonging is being fully yourself wherever you go, and being able to stand alone. True belonging “doesn‘t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.” Meanwhile, fitting in is the opposite of belonging.

Tan explores this theme of belonging vs fitting in and I found a lot of parallel thoughts.

It‘s a good fiction/non-fiction pairing.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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I enjoyed listening to this one & Brene Brown does an excellent job with the narration, although I still wish I had bought a physical copy. Brene explores the idea of belonging as well as how to be true to ourselves, even if it may noy make us popular. Considering our political climate, I thought she expressed some important ideas that promote unity. I only wish the book had been longer, so that the topic could have been explored more deeply.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Did an #AudioWorkOut & then got my tree out from the garage & setup inside. Hopefully to be decorated tonight after work.

I've started a new & short audiobook because I've been in a slump & so far I'm loving it. I can relate to the feeling of not belonging & I love the author narration, however I already wish that I had a physical copy for note taking. *sigh*

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rjsthumbelina
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I seem to be on a Brene audio marathon. And I'm not mad at it! She is fun to listen to, keeps things very real, and makes good sense in the ways that she talks about navigating challenges in life.

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gimmeabook
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Current read. ☕️

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KGlibrarian
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Pickpick

This inspiring book couldn‘t be more timely. Through research and personal anecdotes, Brown explores the feeling of belonging and how people‘s beliefs and identities shouldn‘t prevent them from relating to those who disagree with them.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

good stuff

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Khuggins
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I started listening to this on my commute to and from work to help with my work stress. I love that Brene is reading the book! I couldn‘t imagine anyone else reading it. I just love her.

Itchyfeetreader I enjoyed this one to and from work. She always just seems so sensible. 1y
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EchoLogical
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Bailedbailed

I was so bored by this one, I gave up. I've only heard good things about Brené Brown so I'll probably try another one of her books.

Mdargusch Oh well. Time to move on. 👍🏼 1y
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EchoLogical
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Finished Captives before I finished Colony in Nation. It was okay in a really ridiculous and unrealistic way but I'm excited to move on to this one.

Ashley_Nicoletto I love Brene Brown. 1y
EchoLogical @Ashley_Nicoletto I've heard great things about her but this is actually my first time reading one of her books. Have you read this one? 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto I have and I really enjoyed it. I love the way she promotes being uncomfortable. She also did an audio series called The Power of Vulnerability which I adored. I have a few more of hers on my TBR too. 1y
EchoLogical @Ashley_Nicoletto I'll have to check it out. 1y
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Robin11
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Starting this latest by Brené. Enjoyed the last one. I am sure this book too will have some transformative substance.

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CoffeeK8
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📗Braving the Wilderness
💾Patricia Briggs
📺Buffy
🍽Blackberry Jam
#manicmonday

JoScho 😊💖 1y
TheKidUpstairs BUFFY!!! The best 💖💖💖 1y
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Kathleenkelly
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Mehso-so

I probably would have enjoyed this more had I concentrated reading it in a short period of time rather than stretching it out. Ultimately, I think the book has value in our current political climate.

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Kathleenkelly
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I‘m slightly jealous of everyone posting pictures of their reading challenge progress. I‘m taking a quick breakfast break before continuing with my personal challenge - #writing24in48. 😒 #gradschoolstinks

9999 Hang in there! Great book for motivation. 1y
TheClevelander I started this one as well, but lost momentum. Let me know what you think. 1y
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caitlin.reads.books
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Mehso-so

finally finished this one! it has great reviews on goodreads, but I found most of it ambiguous and hard to get through. I took away a few pieces of advice, but overall, it felt like a mash up of vague information, anecdotes and stories that wasn‘t a cohesive self help book. this is the first book of Brene Brown‘s that I‘ve read and I was disappointed.

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lolaandrioo
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4 of 5 Stars

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MelAnn
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It was easier to summarize the takeaway from several paragraphs ... I really needed this book months ago!

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MelAnn
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Yep! Truth to this one!

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MelAnn
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Omg - this paragraph ... nails me ... exactly where I am right now.

Trashcanman You and I both 1y
MelAnn @Trashcanman I‘m trying to learn to just lean in to the fear, dance with it and learn from it. 1y
RebL Yep. And no choice but to face that fear and do the right thing. 1y
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QueenJen I agree. But it had made me kinder, knowing that there's actual, blatant harm being done to folks. 1y
MelAnn @QueenJen sometimes we need to be nailed for our own shit so we can correct it while we still can! 1y
QueenJen @MelAnn Indeed! 1y
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