The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brené Brown

Number of pages: 160

Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services

BBB Library: Booklets

ISBN: 9781592858491



About the Author

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

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Editorial Review

For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what’s now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe. What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

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This book to anyone who is ready to embrace his true self and all of his beautiful imperfections.

In her book,The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are,Dr. Brown shares her own personal discovery and growth as she has learned to embrace her imperfections as gifts rather than inadequacies.

So,this book is perfectfor those hard-working, left-brained, perfectionist clientswho are asking deeper questions about the meaning of their livesand where to go next.

This book is desgined for you , ifyou want a general outline of what it takes to boost your self-esteem.

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“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”

“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”

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