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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown October Intellectual Development Pick

  • Oct 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"

In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the book.

    October 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this book, it was definitely worth reading and made for a very good discussion.

    October 4, 2012

  • Liz B

    It was great to see everyone! Great discussion, great book! Thanks for coming out.

    October 3, 2012

  • Sandi H.

    Great - as always!

    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bringing a dip and cupcakes, FYI.

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am loving this book! I would not normally pick it up but am really glad I did. Gives a bit to discuss, too!

    September 19, 2012

  • Liz B

    I am about half way through this book and loving it. I am not normally a highlight/underline mark up a book type of gal but there is so much good stuff in here I can't help it. How is everyone else liking the book?

    September 18, 2012

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