Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong - Deutschland Random House Audio,Brené Brown,Brené Brown  This book came to me just when I needed it. There’s a lot about story telling and about the stories we make up in our heads about a situation before (or instead of) finding the real truth. I appreciated the in-depth look at that part of our interactions. I especially loved the use of a single story to illustrate how things go rather than using several stories and showing the progression of the situation as her understanding of the situation evolved.

I LOVED that you can’t skip day 2. It’s something I needed a reminder of in my own writing. It’s also a good reminder in general of dealing with life and things. I was totally jealous of the visit to Pixar.

I LOVED the whole section takes a long look at the idea of whether or not people are doing the best they can. Note: the biggest difference between people who believe that and those who don’t is perfectionism.

I LOVED the look at her social work class and intersectional biases and privileges. It made my feminist heart flutter.

I found the following question interesting: What has to end or die so that we can experience a rebirth in our relationships?

Overall, I loved this book as much as the last two. I think it would be a valuable book to read for anyone in a leadership or managerial position as well as all parents. Even new couples and old married couples could probably learn something about their interactions using the tools here. But you have to want it, you have to be willing to be vulnerable, to stand in the arena. I know people who spend so much time and energy protecting themselves that they’d never understand the points made here, and that’s okay. I hope they find their own ways. No one solution works for everyone but this is definitely worth the try.

I also appreciated that it reviews key points of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.

Get Rising Strong at AmazonBook Depository, Scribd, or check your local library!


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