Snuggled up in bed reading with the sweetest kitty in the world, my Ladybug.
Ladybug was recently hit by a car in our court and had to have surgery to remove the femoral head of her leg bone (femur) after it was dislocated from the accident. She is recovering very well. Being only 2 years old and having had major surgery 18 months previous to this on her ear drum, I think this kitty is showing us exactly what rising strong looks like.
Four of my 5-star reads in 2019 are by author‘s telling stories from their own life. Although Rising Strong is not technically a memoir it is filled with meaningful life lessons from Brene Brown‘s personal experience with her own family. If only I could go back in time to apply her advice and preface my conflicts with, “The story I‘m telling myself”.
Day17 of #JazzyJune with #MeaningfulMemoir @Eggs
After first seeing her on Netflix recently, I reserved a couple of Brene Browns books at the library, and they've come in!
Having a squiz while the kids swim today...
I've just finished The Handmaid's Tale this morning so feeling a little lost and empty, I hope this fills the gap :)
Finished Rising Strong today. First I‘ve read by Brené Brown. Found a lot of gems and inspiration. I would be interested in reading more of her work. Overlapped a lot with the class on Conflict Resolution I‘m taking right now.
Excited to get back into some fiction though!
I love her and miss her on Grey's Anatomy. Love that shes a reader.
Non-fiction is not my forte, and this book reminded me of that. However, the principles and research that Brené lays out in Rising Strong are invaluable. I see myself marinating on this book and possibly reading it again to see how I‘m applying her insight to my life.
“In fact, for most of us who rely on blaming and finding fault, the need for control is so strong that we‘d rather have something be our fault than succumb to the bumper-sticker wisdom of ‘shit happens.‘ If stuff just happens, how do I control that? Fault-finding fools us into believing that someone is always to blame, hence, controlling the outcome is possible. But blame is as corrosive as it is unproductive.” #somuchtruth
After a somewhat challenging week at work where I was placed in a situation that I wish I could have handled better and feeling defeated, I decided to pick this book up next. So far, so good. Especially loving this quote, as a perfectionist-to-a-fault: “Perfection is about the furthest thing in the world from badassery.” #preachtome
In case ya‘ll didn‘t know- I fucking love a readathon.
And #25infive (its technically hosted on Instagram) is my favorite. Mostly because it‘s the only one I can feasibly finish.
So please see the books I wish to dabble in above.
*please note I said dabble as there‘s no way I finish this 800 page monster that is I am Pilgrim.
I heart Brene so much! Listening to her on #audio is like having a conversation with a good friend. This book is all about being able to move on from things that don't go our way and keep going! Brene's research is always on point and her writing style is so approachable and relatable. She's always so easy to understand too
Brown believes that "people do their best" in terms of how they behave toward each other. Apparently, Brown has never actually left her house. Brown then follows this ridiculous statement by quoting her husband, who said, "Do I believe that people do their best? No. But I need to believe that they do." And that right there is why I don't read happy horseshit, self-help books. Something isn't true? Ignore it and pretend otherwise. No thank you.
This was actually Rising Strong As A Spiritual Practice, an Amazon original. Not so much a book as a talk. It expanded on Rising Strong with more examples.
Wonderful academic piece on how we “get triggered.” This isn‘t a “think positive” and your life will change book. This is about processing your pain and understanding previous shame which drives our future responses. I love the journaling idea, as I used to journal anonymously, but I think I want more than “story development” as suggested.
“These included the loss of normality, the loss of what could be, the loss of what we thought we knew or understood about something or someone.”