Braving the Wilderness The uest for True Belonging and the


Braving the Wilderness The uest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong Daring Greatly and The Gifts of ImperfectionTrue belonging doesn't reuire us to change who we are It reuires us to be who we are Social scientist Brene Brown PhD LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives experiences 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 belongingBrown argues that we're 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 reuires 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 that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing and with the erosion of civility it's easy to stay uiet 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; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity It's 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 it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand Refreshing Honestly it was exactly what I needed I love that the author doesn't take sides she just speaks the data It definitely had an impact on my midset She phoned this one in There's good stuff in here because she's awesome but there's not enough to warrant a new book I do wish she would try again to think through tribe and inclusion Her insights are good and useful but there is no coherent theory or story here Huge disappointment My partner who read the book with me pointed out that Brown mentions that she has a problem with not giving uninformed opinions on political topics but then she goes and does exactly that with much of this book This is white liberal centrist lady kumbaya bullshit She doesn't seem to understand how systemic violence works or oppression There's an extreme amount of false euivalency in the book Calling trump a pig is not at all similar to him dehumanizing women Additionally the book was extremely smug and prescriptive For people who are actively engaged in resisting fascism and state violence I would definitely skip this book I gave this book five stars because as usual Brown has done her research and she is a masterful storyteller These are the two passions of my life research and storytellingI'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and an author so I devour Brown's books My favorite is The Power of Vulnerability I have watched her TED talks probably a hundred times I tell every one of my clients to read her books and watch her videos I'm a huge fanHowever this book wasn't fun or pleasurable the way her other books have been I listened on Audible and felt pained much of the time Part of that is because I identify with the ways I've ard up after the 2016 election I lean conservative and have tried to share my views with civility and have always encouraged people to respectfully share theirs Yet I've been called every name you could imagine Sadly the worst offenses came from my Christian brothers and sisters who see things differently One of the cruelest people was an author who wrote a book that I purchased about how we need to listen to peoples' stories so we can understand their points of view Oh the irony I finally reached a place where I lumped all of them into a group of haters I stopped listening and stopped caring what the opposing side had to sayWith that as my history I found Brown's research about dehumanization helpful I needed her information about what helps people who are in heated debatesWhen I'm in the counseling setting this is easy for me to do I love to hear all sorts of views even ones I disagree with I want to know how and why people see the world the way they do But experiencing our country so divided I admit I had ard up and sided upI will definitely seek to apply parts of Brown's book to my life

  • Audio CD
  • 5 pages
  • Braving the Wilderness The uest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • Brené Brown
  • English
  • 04 July 2016
  • 9780525494904

About the Author: Brené Brown

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 Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business She has spent the past two decades studying courage vulnerability shame and empathy and is the author of


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