Not my favourite of Brene Browns but still lots of useful insights and ideas.
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.
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.
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.
... 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.
I love this cover â¤ï¸ðâ¤ï¸
First off, I related to every one of these characters. Second, the Brené Brown references had me dying.
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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...
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.
Collective joy and collective pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pain is unrelenting.
Joseph Campbell was a very intelligent man.....I always new I loved him! ð¯ð¯ð¯
I said a boom-chicka-boom!! ð¥ð¯ð¥
â.....You will always belong anywhere you show up as yourself and talk about yourself and your work in a real way.â
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.
âYou 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.â
For anyone feeling kind of lonely today, sending you lots of love and positive vibes â¤ï¸
"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."
Three 5-star books in February 2019. #suvataStats
#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club January 2018 pick
Wow! Two 5-star reads in week. I must be getting âsappyâ in my old age. I could really relate to her call for civility. Powerful stuff!
Can‘t wait to start my January reading. Lots of good ones this month. First I have to finish reading âTranscriptionâ 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
So so good that I described as required reading. Her insights and stories are motivating, grounding, and challenging. #audiobook
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 âdoesn‘t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.â 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.
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.
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*
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.
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.
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.
I was so bored by this one, I gave up. I've only heard good things about BrenÃ© Brown so I'll probably try another one of her books.
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.
Starting this latest by Brené. Enjoyed the last one. I am sure this book too will have some transformative substance.
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.
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. ð #gradschoolstinks
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.
It was easier to summarize the takeaway from several paragraphs ... I really needed this book months ago!